A specter is haunting Academia -the specter of the Whole. All the powers of Academia have entered into an unholy alliance to exorcise this specter: Disciplinarity and Specialization, Professionalization and Commercialization, Institutionalization and Governmentality.
Where is the party in opposition that has not been decried as proponents of New Age holism, cheap integralism, or homogenized sophism? Where is the opposition that has not hurled back the branding reproach of “homogenizer,” against the more advanced opposition parties, as well as against its reactionary adversaries.
Two things result from this fact:
- The Whole is already acknowledged by all Academic powers to be itself a power.
- It is high time that seekers of wisdom and wholeness should openly, in the face of the entire fragmented and broken world, publish their views, their aims, their tendencies, and meet this nursery tale of the Specter of the Whole with a manifesto of the party (which cannot be one) itself.