Day: October 27, 2011

What we can learn from Gilad Shalit

AsGilad Shalit, the Israeli soldier captured by Hamas more than five years ago, was finally released in a vast prisoner exchange, it made me think about the relentless pursuit of his release by Israel. Such a pursuit by one’s family is both natural and understandable. Yet, not only was his […]

Pakistan, Islam & Radicalism │Ali Abbas Zaidi

Source/Credit: The Huffington Post : By Syed Ali Abbas Zaidi | October 26, 2011 I was in Kasur, a small town near Lahore, Pakistan, where the celebrated mystic poet Bulleh Shah is buried. Thousands gathered for the 254th anniversary of his death. Slogans chanted on that occasion would be branded ‘blasphemous’ by […]

Crony Capitalism Comes Home

October 26, 2011 Crony Capitalism Comes Home By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF Whenever I write about Occupy Wall Street, some readers ask me if the protesters really are half-naked Communists aiming to bring down the American economic system when they’re not doing drugs or having sex in public. The answer is […]

Limits of Magical Thinking

October 25, 2011 Limits of Magical Thinking By MAUREEN DOWD Steve Jobs, the mad perfectionist, even perfected his stare. He wanted it to be hypnotic. He wanted the other person to blink first. He wanted it to be, like Dracula’s saturnine gaze, a force that could bend your will to […]

Billionaire Sawiris Says Egypt Risks Becoming Iran

Source / Courtesy: Bloomberg From his 33rd-floor penthouse apartment with sweeping views of the Nile River, Naguib Sawiris, Egypt’s best-known billionaire and most prominent Christian, can hear the chants of Friday prayers in the distance. As he sits down to a breakfast of taameya and ful, dishes made from fava beans, demonstrators are gathering […]