Dani Rodrik tem um blog. E o que eu aprendo sobre o que Dani Rodrik pensa do Brasil?
It seems like stuff out of a dream. My Harvard Law School colleague Roberto Mangabeira Unger, at once the most erudite and impenetrable man I know, has just been appointed a minister by President Lula in Brazil. Roberto will be heading a new ministry called, improbably, “the special secretariat for long-term actions.” His task: to draw out a long-term strategy for Brazilian government and society.
I taught a course called “One Way or Many” with Roberto for three years, and he has been one of my two most important sources of inspiration in recent years. He is not an easy man to follow, and I have often joked that it took me the whole three years to understand what he was saying in our course. Check this out for a sample of what I mean. But he is an incredibly imaginative and liberating thinker once you start getting the hang of his distinctive form of rhetoric. My ideas on institutional pluralism, expounded here among other places, owe a great deal to my interactions with him.
Interesting times are in store for Brasilia …
E o que Dani Rodrik pensa das questões éticas envolvidas nesta escolha do tal Unger é um mistério.
p.s. eu também queria saber o que o Leo Monasterio pensa deste episódio todo do intelectual que apagou o artigo de sua própria página para assumir um cargo burocrático.
p.s.2. isto sim, é fuga de cérebros…ou não?