ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Bashing Human Rights Bodies

intellectuals to emancipate themselves from the constraints of a leftist past and to uphold new mainstream humanist moral values. Andre Glucksmann, once a Maoist who deems himself a neutral, ruminates, "I think thought is an individual action, not one of a party. First you think and if that corresponds with the left, then you are of the left. If right, then you are of the right. But this idea of thinking left or right is a sin against the spirit and an illusion." But what about the future of intellectuals? Levy, handsome of face and compassionate at heart, has an answer- apt, pointed and visionary. "The ideal of intellectual is not tied to the left but to a revolution, the idea of remaking humanity. The tabula rasa of China and of Cambodia showed that this was a barbaric idea. The prophet must give way to another type of intellectual who can criticise the stereotype of society; they have the role of taking these ideas, concepts and reshaping them." And see here in our country. We define an intellectual as one who does not change, who clings to his past; he lives on a different planet. He sees conspiracy everywhere. If his beliefs are challenged, he feels threatened and thinks that a counter-revolution is round the corner. They still fly on the wings of time, without knowing that their time has gone by.

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