12 November 2011

Book: Seeing

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Book: Seeing

A 2004 novel by the late Nobel prize-winning Portuguese author, José Saramago, explores how blank votes and peaceful protest might be construed as "terrorism" against democracy: "Seeing", trans. Margaret Jull Costa (Harvill Secker, 2006).

Quote: "José Saramago has deftly created the politician's ultimate nightmare: disillusionment not with one party, but with all, thereby rendering the entire democratic system useless. Seeing explores how simply this could be achieved and how devastating the results might be."

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