A Side Note about Soedjatmoko
It is difficult to find another example where events that happened in just a few years, concentrated within a country, and mostly in a city, had such great historical consequences.”
This January, Indonesia's foremost thinker, Soedjatmoko, turns 100 years old.
The thought of this figure who was born in 1922 (died: 1990) has penetrated deep into the discourse of global development. In a commentary on Soedjatmoko's book, Development and Freedom (1980), Anne Elizabeth Murase of Sophia University stated that Soedjatmoko's thoughts were an urge (to global actors) to "rethink the development process and for a morale commitment to support the yet unrealized ideal of development in freedom".