Friday February 26th, 2021

Leadership matters. It matters a great deal.

Leadership matters. It matters a great deal.   —Dwi R. Muhtaman— Bogor, 0511-10122018 #BincangBuku #17     Something ignited in my soul, Fever or unremembered wings, And I went my own way, Deciphering that burning fire. —Pablo Neruda   Sesuatu nyala di jiwaku, Demam atau sayap-sayap terlupa, Dan saya pergi […]
Wednesday February 24th, 2021

Menghadapi Bencana (Nuklir) Cara Amerika

Menghadapi Bencana (Nuklir) Cara Amerika —Dwi R. Muhtaman— Cirebon-Bogor, 09122018/06012019 #BincangBuku #20     “I have an obligation as the President. . . to put measures in place that, should somebody be successful in attacking Washington, D.C., there’s an ongoing government. That’s one reason why the vice president was going to undisclosed […]
Wednesday February 24th, 2021

Demokrasi, pada Akhirnya (Bisa) Tamat

Demokrasi, pada Akhirnya (Bisa) Tamat —Dwi R. Muhtaman— Bogor-Bandung, 07022019 #BincangBuku #21     “Western democracy will survive its mid-life crisis.  With luck, it will be a little chastened by it. It is unlikely to be revived by it.  This is not, after all, the end of democracy. But this […]
Wednesday February 24th, 2021

Berbohong itu Enak dan Perlu, (Jangan) Percayalah!

Berbohong itu Enak dan Perlu, (Jangan) Percayalah! —Dwi R. Muhtaman— Bogor, 10042019 #BincangBuku #22     “We play by their rules long enough and it becomes our games.” —Orson Scott Card, Ender’s Game (1992). “Most people don’t understand how today’s information cycle really works. Many have no idea of how […]
Wednesday February 24th, 2021

Mengapa Bangsa-bangsa Gagal dan Runtuh? “It’s the politics, stupid!

Mengapa Bangsa-bangsa Gagal dan Runtuh? “It’s the politics, stupid! —Dwi R. Muhtaman— Bogor-Bandung-Cirebon, 19122018 #BincangBuku #19     “I met a traveler from an antique land Who said: “Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand, Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, […]
Wednesday February 24th, 2021

Industri Kebohongan, Menyesatkan Masa Depan

Industri Kebohongan, Menyesatkan Masa Depan   —Dwi R. Muhtaman— Bogor, 10122018 #BincangBuku #18   “Too often, we are blasé about the impact lies have on politics and public policy. Politicians lie during campaigns, they lie to get elected, and they lie in office.” —Ari Rabin-Havt. “Lies, Incorporated: The World of […]
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