Jaipur Literature Festival 2021: On Day 3, Adam Gopnik and John Micklethwait analyse the 'death' of Liberalism
In a well-articulated and quick paced exchange of ideas, Gopnik and Micklethwait assessed Liberalism's many challenges in the present, and how it had dealt with them in the past.
'Muslim Unapologetics' have grounds for critiquing Left, liberals; but group must not project political goals as religious ones
Instead of projecting their political goals as religious ones, the Muslim Unapologetics ought to educate the masses and help them differentiate between the religious and the political. Failure to do so will be a tragic long-term loss.
In David Attenborough's warning about the Earth's future, a lesson for liberals who have failed to unite for the planet's cause
The ability of some types of stories, such as those rooted in religion and nationalism to unite large numbers of people, has outstripped the ability of other stories, which are rooted in ideas of equality and emancipation, to bring people together.
Cash flows free as Conservatives, Liberals battle to fill US Supreme Court seat left vacant by Ginsburg's death
Confirmation of a conservative jurist to succeed Ginsburg, who passed away on Saturday, could cement a right-leaning ideology on the nation’s highest court for decades to come, providing Trump with a lasting legacy whether he wins reelection or not
Recently, 150 writers artists and academics wrote an open letter arguing against ideological conformity amid a debate over so-called cancel culture — where prominent people face attack for sharing controversial opinions
Yes, educated Muslims should reform the community at large, but this will only come to pass when Islamophobia ceases in India
In today's India, when there's constant vilification of Muslims by the mainstream media, when fake videos and pictures are circulated to demonise Muslims, when ministers make provocative statements against Muslims on record
Delhi elections: Liberals are hailing AAP's triumph, but Indian democracy's foundations have already crumbled
What passes for democracy in India is a colourless simulacrum of the thing itself: an argument over the possession of a power that has been gutted of all pretence that there ought to be some kind of equality amongst all those who participate in it.
Building influence through institutions: George Soros' intention is worrying but his strategy of ideological dominance is worth noting
It is easy to mock Soros, the very symbol of a cosmopolitan elite out to implement his latest ‘world-improving project’ by dipping into his seemingly bottomless resources. His declaration holds an even more sinister implication for a nation such as India whose colonial past has trampled upon its civilisational history. The process of emerging out of a colonial hangover is still underway.
Psychology behind NRC mirrors narrow, dominating side of Assamese language, and its fragile nationalism, cultural identity
If psychology of Nazism shows us the savage part of that ideology, the sympathisers of NRC shows us a lack of moral compass, guilt, empathy for other humans and a fetish for a homeland which is no less anti-Semitic in terms of who it wished to exclude.
Justin Trudeau kicks off re-election campaign in Canada, faces questions over showing undue favours to construction firm
Polls strongly suggest that Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau may not win enough seats to govern by himself after a series of missteps that called into question his leadership while cutting into his once sky-high popularity
Zomato row: Food aggregator app is right to call out bigotry, but its own virtue-signalling raises problematic questions
Is Zomato consistent in its messaging over this commendable position? Has it been consistent in taking this liberal stand in the past?
In an interview to a prominent daily, Narendra Modi told members of the so-christened ‘Khan Market gang’ that having failed to be ‘neutral’ and ‘unbiased’ sympathisers of the ruling dispensation — neutral and sympathiser being strictly coterminous, not oxymoronic — they must reckon with their insignificance in shaping the image of his office. It is rarely, to extend the spirit of rarity, that the irrelevant are brought into relevance to be told that they are, in fact, irrelevant.
Hypocrisy of Delhi liberals: Afraid they'll split anti-BJP votes, the lot is obsessed with gauging if AAP or Congress is best
The desperation that Uttar Pradesh's Muslims once felt is now that of the Delhi liberals largely because of the Congress' failure to ally with AAP.
The majority is already with Modi; when the Muslim and Dalit quit eating beef and fall in love with him, Hindu Rashtra will be realised
The lack of empathy on the part of the non-tax paying Hindu majority for the minorities, tribal Christians and the downtrodden is entrenched. It has been so even before Modi and the BJP worked it to their advantage. The hardware, the phone, was already on the table, all the BJP had to do was change the SIM card.
Video of Democratic freshman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez holding masterclass in US Congress takes Twitter by storm
The video, in which she sought to point out deficiencies in campaign finance, took Twitter by storm. One version of the video has more than 5.2 million views and 9,200 shares.
How to end extremism: In an increasingly polarised world, good arguments and an ability to listen can spell hope
By exchanging reasons in the form of arguments, we show each other respect and come to understand each other better
Brett Kavanaugh versus Christine Blasey Ford in next week's likely showdown: All you need to know about this battle of optics and truth in US election season
The congressional showdown taking shape between Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who has accused him of sexual assault is a battle of optics as much as truth, and it comes at the height of campaign season.
Brett Kavanaugh nomination chaos: Donald Trump drops civil tone, slams accuser Christine Blasey Ford's credibility
Abandoning his previous restraint, US president Donald Trump challenged by name the woman accusing his Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault on Friday, declaring that if the alleged attack was so terrible she would have reported it to law enforcement.
Americans are having a good laugh over the Brett Kavanaugh circus as this wildcard explodes into midterm election calculations
Recent polling already has the Republicans on the ropes among younger college educated women. The Kavanaugh story will only deepen the cultural chasm. ““The Republican college-educated woman is done...They’re gone. They were going anyway at some point in time. Trump triggers them”, Trump’s exiled chief strategist Steve Bannon said long before Kavanaugh was anywhere on the scene.