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Reviewing History

Reviewing history

The 4th of April is marked as one of the darkest days in the political calendar of Pakistan. This was the day when the first ever directly elected prime minister…

Writing History

Writing history

It is assumed that American society is a melting pot which assimilated and integrated all immigrants who arrived in the new world. It appears that the assumption is not wholly…

The History Of Work

The history of work

Throughout history, the concept of work has changed according to the structuring and restructuring of society. In the earliest period of human history, which was dominated by hunter-gatherer societies, the…

Can Pakistan Make History?

Can Pakistan make history?

There are two competing visions that are vying for Pakistan. One of these involves spreading chaos and instability in Pakistan, and has been championed by PTI Chairman Imran Khan and…

The Gavel: A Very Short History

The gavel: a very short history

Let’s begin with what democracy is. We may define it as the will of the people expressed by their votes and exercised by their representatives. The will of the people…

The Abuses Of History

The abuses of history

Historians, like journalists, are in the business of manipulating facts. Some use facts to tell truths, however unpleasant. But many more omit, highlight and at times distort them in ways…

History And Histrionics

History and histrionics

Many years ago, during our training as local reporters and producers for CNN, an expert from Atlanta gave us vital tips on dealing with the twin devils of our field:…

History Matters

History matters

History helps us understand our past and ultimately enables us to understand where we currently stand. It is true that being stuck in the past can be very painful and…

Who Distorts History?

Who distorts history?

People generally believe in the reliability of historical accounts based on facts. In reality, though, historians manipulate and misinterpret the events according to their political or social leanings or their…

Old Wounds, New History

Old wounds, new history

It could just be the absence of meaty stuff. No Panama, Fasaad already inducing yawns — the national circus needed some excitement. And there’s nothing like a bit of civilian…