Day: January 31, 2012

Colour me rainbow

Credit: Express Tribune: I realised that whilst Pakistan may not suffer from overt racism, it had, despite its Islamic pretensions, become an increasingly inhumane society, bitterly divided along lines of religion, class, ethnicity, gender and politics. The only difference being that the oppressors and the oppressed could not be easily […]

The Great Divorce

Source: New York Times: By DAVID BROOKS Published: January 30, 2012 I’ll be shocked if there’s another book this year as important as Charles Murray’s “Coming Apart.” I’ll be shocked if there’s another book that so compellingly describes the most important trends in American society. Murray’s basic argument is not […]

Islamic Experiment

Source: Spiegel on Line: Can Egypt Make Democracy Work? By Juliane von Mittelstaedt and Volkhard Windfuhr in Cairo Scott Nelson / DER SPIEGEL One year after the revolution, Egypt may have a parliament, but it still has a long way to go before it can call itself a true democracy. The […]