He is (past tense can only be used with those of much humbler legacies) beyond in the expansive reach of his intellect, from opera to Islam, from literature to philosophy, and quite a lot in between.
The terrible conflicts that herd people under falsely unifying rubrics like 'America', 'The West' or 'Islam' must be opposed.
The Arabs are thought of as different, incapable of logic, unable to tell the truth, fundamentally disruptive and murderous. A long-standing Orientalist view that will not permit the Arabs as a people to exercise their right to national self-determin
Why do the Arabs never pool their resources to fight for the causes which officially, at least, they support. And how much further can they sink?
What is formidable about Iraq is its rich culture, its complex society, and its long-suffering people, . These were all made invisible, the better to smash Iraq as if it were only a den of thieves and murderers
Americans have been cheated and lied to on matters of the gravest constitutional importance.
The United States is not the monolith many presume it to be. It is more accurate to apprehend America as embroiled in a serious clash of identities whose counterparts are visible as similar contests throughout the rest of the world.
An immensely wealthy and powerful republic has been hijacked by a small cabal of individuals, all of them unelected and therefore unresponsive to public pressure, and simply turned on its head.
That Bush and Sharon have contempt for the non-white people of this world is clear. The question is, how long can they keep getting away with it? Every one of us must raise our voices, and march in protest, now and again and again.
Will the last person to leave please turn out the lights? Hasn't the time come for us collectively to demand and try to formulate a genuinely Arab alternative to the wreckage about to engulf our world?
Real change can come, in Palestine as elsewhere, only when people actively will that change.
On the Iraqi expatriate, Kanan Makiya, to promote himself as the father of what he calls a "non-Arab" and decentralised post-Ba'ath country.
In comparison with US war fever, Europe has struck a more moderate, thoughtful tone. But when will it assume a countervailing role to America?
America marches to war as if in a trance. We must do everything in our power to slow down and finally stop the recourse to war that has now become a theory and not just a practice
As Sharon escalates his criminal war against defenceless Palestinians, Arafat has the courage and defiance to resist. And he has his people with him on that score.
What lies behind the Pavlovian regularity with which Arabs try to hurt and impede each other rather than uniting behind a common purpose?
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi arrives at Parliament during its Winter Session, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/Kamal Singh
Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar during the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/Kamal Singh
Union Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal with Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi during the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/Kamal Singh
Congress leader Anand Sharma interacts with AAP MP Sanjay Singh, during the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist
TMC MP Nusrat Jahan during the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist
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Dissent is less about material gains than the intangibles they leave us with.
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While everyone is going gaga over actress Katrina Kaif in the revamped version of 'Tip Tip Barsa Pani', the replacement of Raveena Tandon does point towards the problem of sexism and ageism in the Indian film industry
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