Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable tells us that Hobson's Choice means no choice at all. Policymakers in the eurozone and Japan must feel the same as a customer turning up at Thomas Hobson's livery stable in Cambridge. They have pushed monetary ... Euromoney Institutional Investors, 23 hours ago
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Some Moscow commentators say that sanctions and the worsening condition of the Russian economy is creating a Hobbesian world within the Russian elites around Putin, with some arguing the Kremlin leader must move toward an open dictatorship and ...RealClearWorld, 1 week ago Paul Goble: Behind the scenes in the Kremlin - toward a dictatorship or a 'shadow government'? KPNews.com, 1 week ago
Wars happen because there's nothing to prevent them Just after a brief period of negative peace after Operation Protective Edge, Israel and Palestine are aflame again. The past two weeks have witnessed a number of clashes including an ...Pakistan Today, 8 hours ago
Dr Keith GuzahCorrespondent It is now clear that the revolutionary Zanu-PF party had threatened to plunge into, or at least had shown traits of, what English philosopher Thomas Hobbes described as a state of nature. Contending centres of power, ...Zimbabwe Herald, 1 day ago
When I heard that the government planned to pass an ordinance for Red Zone to deal with the threat of the jalsa on 30th November, it made me do some research on how and why laws should be made and what ideological foundations Pakistan's legal system ...Pakistan Today, 1 day ago
By By Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury The practice of the art of being a diplomat has always been fraught with great circumspection. It is one of the hallmarks, indeed mainstays of the profession. Anecdotes on this score abound. For instance there is ...Eurasia Review, 4 days ago
For starters I'm not an investor in Uber. I wish I were. I had a chance to be in the seed round and unfortunately didn't do so. I didn't invest in any of their fine competitors either like Lyft, Sidecar, Hailo, etc. I have no overt biases (we all ...Entrepreneur Country, 4 days ago
THE attention of the Inter-Faith Activity and Partnership for Peace (IFAPP) has been drawn to the increasing politicisation of religion in the run-up to the 2015 general elections in the country. We see the two main political parties in the country ...The Guardian Nigeria, 5 days ago Nigeria: Lemu and Ehusani - Politicising Religion Is a Time Bomb AllAfrica.com, 4 days ago
Laurent Gayer consoles us by saying Karachi is not as knocked-up as Caracas and Guatemala City in other parts of the world, where the state is in the same process of recession — silently predicting we may have to survive yet higher levels of ...Indian Express, 1 week ago
It is said that victorious Roman generals, on city parades following battlefield triumphs, would be followed by a servant. Memento Mori, the servant would say over and over. Remember that you have to die. Later, still-life paintings were punctuated ...MSNBC Newsweek, 1 week ago
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