A Universal Argument for Politics
A review of Professor Matthew Flinders' book, Defending Politics, has been published in The Hindu.
Writer Shaikh Mujibur Rehman looks at Professor Flinders' book, which wants notions of politics to be rescued from the pernicious implications of the market and media.
"As a writer, Flinders is gifted with unique skill, his style is very lucid, narratives are explanatory and without jargon that often characterises academic writings on politics. In chapter after chapter, he uses anecdotal accounts, day to day examples from real life and mixes these up with serious arguments drawn from classics as well as scholarly works of different disciplines. The ambition seemingly is to present a universal argument in defence of politics with clarity, of which he does a very convincing job."