Political Paradigm of Pragmatism from Khmer Youth part 14Posted by: Cambodian | Posted on: April 1, 2015
This part, the author Mr. Sophan Seng analyzed joint theory of political leadership by illustrating different theorists such as Social Contract of Rousseau, three distinct political trends by Kissinger, and three types of leadership by Aristotle etc.
According to Jean-Jacques Rousseau, the leaders and followers are indispensible partner to make a political system and political culture workable. Social Contract has described the linkage that is original interdependent and interrelated.
For Henry Alfred Kissinger (born Heinz Alfred Kissinger), he found out that the world has shaped political landscape by its own attempts:
1. Pragmatists have produced democracy for those first world countries
2. Ideologists have produced communism for those second world countries
3. Revolutionists have produced independence from colonialists for those third world countries.
This theory tells us that Cambodia is in the third world countries behind those two types above. In term of freedom fighting, utopia revolutionary of Pol Pot, civil war, and foreign occupation including the traumatic warfare and conflicts after the UNTAC intervention in 1993, Cambodia is lagging behind the world indisputably.
Shall the embodiment of two party state: CPP and CNRP shape new political trajectory for Cambodia? Let be hopeful in pragmatism cultivation.
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