As a part of the ongoing series Borderlines, the NYTimes explores the Canadian landscape. A good historic overview of border dispute between Quebec and Newfoundland. In 2001, the province was re-baptized, better to reflect its true geographical scope: Newfoundland and Labrador. … Continue reading
Stephen Harper returned from China. Off all that happened, there is more talk about the panda loan than anything else. I am intrigued by this. At first, I thought this is a goodwill gesture by Chinese. No, like everything else, … Continue reading
Pankaj Mishra’s Op-Ed in New York Times The Myth of the New India though has some very valid issues of concern in modern India, is largely couched in a language that is nothing but fearmongering.
Prominent US Physicists Send Letter to President Bush Thirteen of the nation’s most prominent physicists have written a letter to President Bush, calling U.S. plans to reportedly use nuclear weapons against Iran “gravely irresponsible” and warning that such action would … Continue reading
Slate has published an essay of Amartya Sen, What clash of Civilizations? adapted from his new book Identity and Violence. “The difficulty with the clash of civilizations thesis begins with the presumption of the unique relevance of a singular classification. … Continue reading
Thanks to Srikanth Meenakshi for pointing to this article, INDIA AND AMERICA: PROSPECTS FOR A PARTNERSHIP By Henry A. Kissinger. As Srikanth points out it is really fascinating to see how this mind thinks. Read it with what was revealed … Continue reading
Linda Colley, a history professor at Princeton University analyses why the current breed of (republican) american politicians try overboard to flaunt their bogus musculinity in The star-spangled fantasyland of the fake and home of the bogus “It wasn’t Cheney’s involvement … Continue reading
Guardian Comment by Martin Jacques Comment is free How the west is lost It may now be a cliche, but it is no less true for that. East Asia – driven by China – is in the process of remaking … Continue reading
Looks like National Post has mounted a serious of anti-LTTE campaign. There was a lead article on the first page yesterday (subscription required) and today it has come up with this editorial.
Noam Chomsky as usual has come up with his excellent commenty. Growing popular movements, primarily in the south but with increasing participation in the rich industrial countries, are serving as the bases for many of these developments towards more independence … Continue reading