Trump and the lucky man syndrome

by Rashmee

Posted on February 19, 2020


Everyone’s marvelling at Donald J Trump. He may dissemble, lie, cheat, bully, blunder, but he has the damndest luck. Imagine, he was serially bankrupt but can now claim to have led the sound management of the world’s largest economy. He’s a serial philanderer who can now claim to speak about God and the values so … Continue reading “Trump and the lucky man syndrome”

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Is East really East and West really West? That’s what Herodotus wanted to find out

by Rashmee

Posted on July 30, 2018


East is East and West is West. So goes Kipling’s Ballad, but is it really true? Well, it’s certainly history’s most abiding assumption, as historian Tom Holland writes: “Older by far than the Crusades, older than Islam, older than Christianity, its pedigree is so venerable that it reaches back almost two and a half thousand … Continue reading “Is East really East and West really West? That’s what Herodotus wanted to find out”

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Trump & the Great Man Theory of History. It’s true especially if the great man isn’t so great

by Rashmee

Posted on January 20, 2017


We do not yet know if Donald Trump is a great president, many already suspect he is not a great man and yet, the ‘Great Man Theory of History’ has to be applied to America’s 45th president. Great Man Theory in the sense of unusual individuals who’s character, inclinations and behaviour affect the course of … Continue reading “Trump & the Great Man Theory of History. It’s true especially if the great man isn’t so great”

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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