John Lloyd

Unintelligent, but constitutionally protected

September 26, 2012
Unintelligent, but constitutionally protected

There’s some shuffling of feet going on in Western governments, about this whole freedom of speech and the press thing that democracies are pledged to defend. Read more »

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Taj Hashmi

Clash of interests and hegemonies, not ‘Clash of Civilizations’

September 29, 2012
Clash of interests and hegemonies, not ‘Clash of Civilizations’

Islamophobic and renowned British-American historian of Islam and Middle East, Professor Bernard Lewis Read more »

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Rubana Huq

The precariat vs. www.shortcut.gov

September 26, 2012
The precariat vs. www.shortcut.gov

A German Pastor Martin Niemöller, who was imprisoned from 1941 to 1945 at Dachau concentration camp once cautioned Read more »

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Frank Domenico Cipriani

Today a sulfur-winged butterfly lighted on a purple aster flower

September 25, 2012
Today a sulfur-winged butterfly lighted on a purple aster flower

Dear God, Compassionate and Merciful-
Yesterday we gathered to commemorate the anniversary of the attacks of September 11th. Read more »

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Afsan Chowdhury

7 lessons learnt from the Padma bridge affair

September 23, 2012
7 lessons learnt from the Padma bridge affair

Now that the Padma bridge has returned, one also hopes that the lessons will be learnt as well. We were not sure what led to the World Bank rethink but it did and we are all happy. Read more »

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Jyoti Omi Chowdhury

The clash of the fictitious civilizations

September 22, 2012
The clash of the fictitious civilizations

After the unexpected events of 9-11, many people, both within the US government and media turned to Samuel Huntington’s thesis of “clash of civilizations” Read more »

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John Lloyd

Michelle Obama and Ann Romney: Humanizers-in-chief

September 6, 2012
Michelle Obama and Ann Romney: Humanizers-in-chief

The political gap between Democrats and Republicans is wide and deep, to the detriment of political accommodation in the United States. Read more »

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Taj Hashmi

American militarism and its short- and long-term implications

September 21, 2012
American militarism and its short- and long-term implications

“Truth is treason in the empire of lies …. There is an alternative to national bankruptcy, a bigger police state, trillion-dollar wars, and a government that draws ever more parasitically on the productive energies of the American people.” Read more »

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Israfil Khosru

A ray of hope

September 20, 2012
A ray of hope

Whoever said experience in politics does not count for much in Bangladesh has just been proven grossly wrong. On the 14th day of September 2012 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina decided to expand her cabinet by seven. Read more »

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