What might the big Biden controversy be? White French cuffs?

by Rashmee

Posted on March 23, 2021


/ POLITICS & AMERICA As usual, Ed Luce of the Financial Times put it best (paywall). Writing about the state of Washington in March 2021 – two months after Joe Biden took control and after six weeks of his own book leave – Mr Luce described it as follows: “People don’t talk about the president … Continue reading “What might the big Biden controversy be? White French cuffs?”

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America’s long, slow constitutional meltdown and the perils of literalism

by Rashmee

Posted on October 26, 2020


Ed Luce, the Financial Times’ US editor, recently asked what America can do to avert a constitutional meltdown. It’s a good question considering the strains are increasingly evident. The Christian conservative right has managed to seize control of what’s legal in America via the Supreme Court. And smaller rural conservative states continue to have more … Continue reading “America’s long, slow constitutional meltdown and the perils of literalism”

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From America to Saudi Arabia, textual sacralisation induces a unique fervour

by Rashmee

Posted on October 25, 2020


  Just how sacralised has the American constitution become? Very. It would not be inaccurate to say it has become a secular religion, inspiring the same sort of fervour as a revealed religious text such as the Quran. In fact, exactly that sort of fervour, a righteous rage over the defence of something that’s considered … Continue reading “From America to Saudi Arabia, textual sacralisation induces a unique fervour”

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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