Escaping the shadow of the Iron Lady, Margaret Thatcher

by Rashmee

Posted on January 20, 2022 / The New European


Would hopefuls like Liz Truss and Valérie Pécresse deliver a calmer, fresher politics in the …

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‘Trumpian-ness reminds us of just how vulgar democracy is, unless moderated by conventions’

by Rashmee

Posted on January 19, 2022


Harvey Mansfield, who is both politically conservative and philosophically liberal, recently offered one of the …

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How to view the 246-year-old experiment that is democracy in America

by Rashmee

Posted on January 18, 2022


How to view democracy in America? ** A 246-year-old experiment that’s failing? ** A 246-year-old …

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So, a-wassailing we went, and very on point we were too

by Rashmee

Posted on January 16, 2022


Our part of London has been wassailing for nearly a decade and this year– the …

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Elif Shafak is right: Social media platforms are the 21st century’s Colosseum

by Rashmee

Posted on January 15, 2022


The other day I watched as someone posted a fairly anodyne comment onto a social …

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Ben Ali’s phone calls illustrate the lesson of history: dictatorships end ignominiously

by Rashmee

Posted on January 14, 2022


With impeccable timing, the BBC has released secretly recorded phone calls between Tunisia’s former dictator…

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Trump’s alternate reality fits with a metaverse that doesn’t really exist, in a galaxy far far away

by Rashmee

Posted on January 13, 2022


Listen to the full broadcast of NPR’s January 11 interview with Donald Trump and you …

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Vaccine apartheid is the wrong term

by Rashmee

Posted on January 12, 2022


Vaccine sceptics sometimes label government policies that bar the unvaccinated from restaurants and public buildings …

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A thousand-and-one uses for a bricked Blackberry?

by Rashmee

Posted on January 11, 2022


Journalists generally gets a stream of useless press releases, which aren’t even redeemed by humour …

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Pandemic to endemic?

by Rashmee

Posted on January 10, 2022


Will Britain become “one of the first major economies to demonstrate to the world how …

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK