Day: August 14, 2017

White supremacists heard what Trump did not say

After several hours of violence on Saturday, Trump finally stepped to the microphone to make a pathetically weak gesture in the vicinity of a statement condemning it, couched in the false equivalence of “both sides do it.” Josh Levin has it about right: image: http://wp.production.patheos.com/blogs/dispatches/files/2016/04/racism550.jpg “We’re closely following the terrible events […]

70 years since Partition, Pakistan still hasn’t been able to separate itself from India

Mid-August remains an annual reminder of the shared history and mutually assured destruction that binds India and Pakistan together Kunwar Khuldune Shahid in Lahore http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/india-pakistan-partition-violence-islam-hinduism-mutual-destruction-70-years-a7889606.html Pakistan came into being based on an idea, since dubbed the Two Nation Theory, that underlined, in no uncertain terms, that Hindus and Muslims were mutually antagonistic, different beings, […]