Интеллектуал и Политика

ПРАГА. Должен ли интеллектуал, из-за благодетели стараний проникать в суть вещей и распознать зависимости, причины и следствия, пренебрегая дискретностью мира, чтобы осознать собственную ответственность за него, принадлежать политике?

Ставя вопрос таким образом, я вовсе не считаю долгом каждого интеллектуала быть вовлеченным в политику. Отнюдь. Занятие политикой подразумевает в себе владение определенными качествами, специфичными только для политики. Одни индивидуумы обладают такими качествами, другие - не обладают, не зависимо от того, являются они интеллектуалами или нет.

Я твердо убежден что нашему миру, особенно сейчас, нужны яркие, мыслящие политики, имеющие достаточную смелость и достаточно широкий кругозор, для того, чтобы быть искушенными в областях, находящимися за пределами их влияния. Нам нужны политики, желающие, и способные, быть выше забот о своей собственной власти, и действующие не только в интересах определенных политических партий и государств но в соответствии с фундаментальными интересами человечества; другими словами - политики, не отождествляющие себя с чем-то особенным, не принадлежащим остальному обществу.

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