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Think Now | Eric J Hobsbawm

The test of a progressive policy is not private but public, not just rising income and consumption for individuals, but widening the opportunities and what Amartya Sen calls the capabilities' of all through collective action. But that means, it must ... New Delhi Pioneer, 1 month ago

The Moro struggle as myth and as historical reality

'A major reason behind the inability to come up with a lasting peace plan for Mindanao has to do with an orthodox explanation that promotes a historical narrative of an unceasing resistance by a unified Muslim minority against the state and the ...
 Rappler4 days ago
Monthly Review

The Taming of the American Crowd

The history of the United States has been largely shaped, for better or for worse, by the actions of large groups of people. Rioters on a village green, shoppers lurching about a labyrinthine mall, slaves packed into the dark hold of a ship, ...
 Monthly Review6 days ago
Abu Dhabi National

ISIL's historical reinvention is destined to end in failure

If they were more cuddly ISIL might be called the history boys of the radical extremist world, though they are nothing like the English schoolboys dolefully condemned to cramming dates, kings and battles in Alan Bennett's fabulous play. As Sudan's ...
 Abu Dhabi National1 week ago
The Express Tribune

The past as present

The paucit­y of good Histor­y schola­rs and schola­rship in Pakist­an are eviden­ce of a lack of intere­st and engage­ment The writer teaches History at Forman Christian College Lahore and tweets at @BangashYK The keynote speech at ...
 The Express Tribune1 week ago

NRA practised social banditry

In his article titled, Of Gaddafi's cockroaches and Museveni's wild dogs in Daily Monitor of February 6, John Kazoora wrote: When in the early 1980s, some of us took up arms to fight the misrule of the then Uganda People's Congress, president Apollo ...
 Uganda Daily Monitor1 week ago

Hareth Al-Nabhan George Orwell's translator into Arabic

Hareth Al-Nabhan comes from Syria but lives in Bulgaria. His chosen profession is that of translator from English; it is thanks to him that Arab readers are able to read works of global significance like George Orwell's 1984 and Noam Chomsky's Year ...
 BNR2 weeks ago
New Statesman

The return of big history: the long past is the antidote to short-termism

Photo Op (2006) by Peter Kennard and Cat Phillipps There never has been a time when . . . except in the most general sense, a study of history provides so little instruction for our present day, Prime Minister Tony Blair declared in a speech to ...
 New Statesman1 month ago
Philippine Daily Inquirer

Paris in the age of extremes

The satirists have been slain, their killers have been gunned down, a million have marched in peaceful protest, and so the dead have been buried. But last Jan. 14, the new cover of Charlie Hebdo came out: A caricature of the grieving Prophet ...
 Philippine Daily Inquirer1 month ago

France America And Religious Terror War

The Unique Nation Syndrome and Religion Absolutely verboten for the mainstream media packaging "Islamic terror" for its dwindling consumer credulous faithfuls, the cult of The Unique Nation was custom built to conflict with the more aggressive of ...
 Market Oracle1 month ago
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