James Carville on ‘wokeness’ and the Democrats’ ‘messaging problem’

by Rashmee

Posted on July 14, 2021


/ LANGUAGE The woke agenda keeps James Carville, Bill Clinton’s former election manage, awake at …

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From 1979, this man kept tabs on the EU’s worsening verbal diarrhoea

by Rashmee

Posted on July 2, 2021


/ LANGUAGE Words matter, and the European Union shows just how much. In the years …

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It’s no good Twitter and Facebook serving as an ad hoc international court

by Rashmee

Posted on June 25, 2021


/ LANGUAGE In January, Twitter banned the account of Donald Trump after tweets allegedly inciting …

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4 reasons to believe America may be in better political shape than we think

by Rashmee

Posted on June 18, 2021


/ LANGUAGE In his final column (June 17), The New York Times’s departing long-time columnist …

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Boris and that ‘special relationship’

by Rashmee

Posted on June 11, 2021


/ LANGUAGE Boris Johnson, it turns out, isn’t overly fond of the phrase “special relationship”.…

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Yasser Arafat is arrested in India for pro-Palestinian FB post. Go figure

by Rashmee

Posted on June 4, 2021


/ LANGUAGE Here’s a quite remarkable story. In India, a 32-year-old man posted a pro-Palestine …

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In three countries, the war over tax

by Rashmee

Posted on May 28, 2021


/ LANGUAGE I thought of linguistics professor George Lakoff and his theories on framing when …

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You can change the world, one dictionary entry at a time

by Rashmee

Posted on May 20, 2021


/ LANGUAGE Maria Beatrice Giovanardi is proof that words matter and we can change the …

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Voters reward Boris but what about the fog of Brexit Newspeak?

by Rashmee

Posted on May 14, 2021


/ LANGUAGE The May 6 elections in England showed something interesting. People want to be …

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The Brothers of Italy are led by a sister, but their politics is still the same

by Rashmee

Posted on May 7, 2021


/ LANGUAGE Can we really, with a straight face, talk about women as bringing a …

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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