normative codes. If people behave like Larry Clark Kids, any hope of a sane order amounts to foolhardy expectation. Oh God, what have we made of ourselves!
Shame is a revolutionary sentiment, said Karl Marx. Our awareness of its causes and the corresponding responses to those factors will determine the outcome of a democratic transformation. Knowledge, empathy, shame, responsibility, and action (KESRA)--I theorize--constitute the elements of an aesthetico-axiological praxis that can universally liberate the Mulis of the oppressed world. In the absurdity of being, feelings and things still matter.
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Publication information: Book title: Democracies of Unfreedom:The United States and India. Contributors: Brij Mohan - Author. Publisher: Praeger. Place of publication: Westport, CT. Publication year: 1996. Page number: 143.