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e-THOUGHT
VOLUME 14, NUMBER 1 (JANUARY - MARCH, 2013)

In this issue:

INTELLECTUALS AND THEIR ROLE IN SOCIETY



"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology
has exceeded our humanity"
Albert Einstein

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Articles

Prospect's List of 100 Most Influential Intellectuals
Global thinkers

Asian Intellectuals
Blast from the past

More on Asian Intellectuals
Blast from the past 2

Thom Hartmann Talks with Intellectual Thinkers
Conversations with Great Minds

Intellectuals and Controversy
The intellectual as mass media superstar

Malaysian Intellectuals
Doing their bit

Video: Noam Chomsky on the Responsibility of Intellectuals
Still speaking truth to power

Elsewhere ....

Video: Amartya Sen
Uses and abuses of Adam Smith

El Presidente Uruguay
The world's poorest President

Masters of Money
John Maynard Keynes

Masters of Money
Freidrich von Hayek

Masters of Money
And old Karl Marx himself - the spectre that haunts capitalism and refuses to be exorcised :)

The Third World as Dumping Ground 1
Rare earth extraction plant in Malaysia

The Third World as Dumping Ground 2
Sounds familiar?

VIDEO: Baotou, China
Serious environmental and health effects of rare earth industry

VIDEO: The People of Kuantan Speak Out Against the Lynas Plant
Leave us and our hometown alone!

The Ongoing Lynas Rare Earth Extraction Plant Controversy
Clean Government = Clean Environment

Health Hazards Posed by Thorium
From the New Jersey (USA) public health authorities

Chuckles

Political Humour, Malaysian Style
The cartoon is mightier than the (billy) club?

Political Humour, Malaysian Style 2
Black humour? i.e. one of the Ministers later said that the products made from
processed Lynas radioactive and toxic wastes can be sold in Malaysia if there are willing buyers!

And kindly stop calling radioactive and toxic wastes by the term "residue" (unless you want to win the George Orwell Award for Newspeak)