Isabel Wilkerson’s World-Historical Theory of Race and Caste | The New Yorker – The Gurdjieff Con

This is a key text  with a post  I put first up at the Gurdjieff Con where the issue has a new age/occult/hindu dimension.
I have one criticism in a very general way beyond this book: the world of Gandhi is not quite what we think: the world of the Gita as ‘Hindu Bible’, and Gandhi’s object of devotion is not about liberal democracy, freedom, equality and the rejection of caste. Gandhi as Arjuna seems oblivious to the Gita’s preposterous status as a sacred book.

By comparing white supremacy in the U.S. to the caste system in India, her new book at once illuminates and collapses a complex history. Source: Isabel Wilkerson’s World-Historical Theory of Race a…

Source: Isabel Wilkerson’s World-Historical Theory of Race and Caste | The New Yorker – The Gurdjieff Con

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