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PeejayAdams wrote:
Politics is religious at its core.
The famous French anthropologist Louis Dumont had an interesting way of comparing modal western culture and Indian culture: he used a diagram:
India
    religion
    --------
    politics

West
    politics
    --------
    religion
Where the top category represented the liminal content of cultural dialogue, and the bottom category reflected the subliminal content. it's been 44 years since my 1 year fellowship to India, during which i read Dumont's work [^], and this metaphor was not intended as a reductionist simplification. How Dumont's work (from the educated before WWII generation of anthropologists) would be received today, after the "triumph" of deconstructionism (Derrida, et. al.) in French social sciences, and many other countries' academia ... I don't know.
«One day it will have to be officially admitted that what we have christened reality is an even greater illusion than the world of dreams.» Salvador Dali

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