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The Blooms, The Bard And Great Books

The Blooms, the Bard and great books

In part one of this column yesterday, we started discussing Allan Bloom and Harold Bloom and their writings. In his book ‘The Closing of the American Mind’ (1987), Allan Bloom…

A long journey ahead

IT is a small garden considering the address in Islamabad; in fact, the height of the boundary walls is more indicative of the inhabitants within. Alert men can be seen…

Was India Feudal?

Was India feudal?

Part - I The main aim of this article is to examine the social formation that developed in India before the advent of British rule. It seeks to understand the…

Ethics And Politics

Ethics and politics

Finally, the Court spoke and gave its decision on the much publicised Panama leaks case. Needless to say, the decision was eagerly awaited by the government, the opposition and the…

The Nawaz Way

The Nawaz way

IT may or may not get him the results, but at least he’s back in the game. Nawaz. A couple of months ago, Raheel was wiping the floor with him.…

In Cold Storage

In cold storage

When the Indian foreign secretary arrived in Islamabad recently for a routine Saarc visit, it was hoped that the stalled bilateral dialogue between Pakistan and India would resume. However, the…

Flight Of Fantasy

Flight of fantasy

When the seed of the Chinese bamboo tree is planted, nurtured and watered, it does not sprout even an inch for four years. Then in the fifth year, the seed…

Yemen Through A Legal Lens

Yemen through a legal lens

Yemen is in the midst of an internal armed conflict. The Houthi rebels forced the Saudi-backed president Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi to flee the capital to Aden in the south.From Aden,…

Drone Blame Game

Drone blame game

US Drone strikes have continued relentlessly in the Fata region. Most recently, on June 6, a US drone strike killed at least nine suspected militants in the Shawal valley of…