The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off. Indonesia has a violent history and we should dare to acknowledge it.Continue reading
The 2014 election was so divisive. But now it is over, the next demanding work is to heal and reconcile the nation back. How?Continue reading
This 2014 election is a test of how well we remember that our democracy is new and expensive was the price we paid to win it from a strongman. It can only thrive insofar we remember that it is not given.Continue reading
It is democracy’s bitter truth that one cannot expect righteousness to prevail unless one also ensures that being righteous has political benefits.
The spirit in all this effort is to make parties parts again. When parties are no longer similar to each other, voters will have choices — real choices. To get there, voters must contribute.Continue reading
Why I, an Indonesian with broken English, study American politics. What’s in it?Continue reading
Indonesians’ love-hate relationship with the U.S. Although, seriously, it’s mostly love.Continue reading