US healthcare fears innovation. So did Plato in the 4th century BC

by Rashmee

Posted on September 24, 2020


US healthcare, or the lack thereof, is afflicted by a problem that would have been …

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The centre-left cleaves to a principle enunciated by Plato

by Rashmee

Posted on July 19, 2020


Following on from what I recently wrote about the centre-left’s fidelity to principle , it’s …

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Does the centre-left have the ideological flexibility to take power?

by Rashmee

Posted on July 18, 2020


In the days before the coronavirus epidemic struck, there was a growing sense that the …

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Leadership and the lessons from an empire in decline – in 10th century Baghdad

by Rashmee

Posted on April 14, 2020 / The Focus


The pandemic is the first global crisis in more than 50 years where no country …

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Leadership and the lessons from an empire in decline – in 10th century Baghdad

by Rashmee

Posted on April 9, 2020


This is the first global crisis in more than 50 years where no country is …

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Plato used the image of the political leader as a doctor. That is particularly true in a pandemic

by Rashmee

Posted on March 31, 2020


Taiwan’s remarkably effective response to the coronavirus pandemic is thought to be in some measure …

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Plato explains the confusion over Brexit in UK courts

by Rashmee

Posted on September 13, 2019 / Quartz


Three different UK courts have issued three different rulings on prime minister Boris Johnson’s decision …

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Should a class in practical ethics be compulsory for politicians?

by Rashmee

Posted on August 12, 2019


I was reading bioethics professor Peter Singer’s piece on practical ethics when I remembered ‘The …

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How Al-Farabi drew on Plato to argue for censorship in Islam

by Rashmee

Posted on November 12, 2018 / Aeon


You might not be familiar with the name Al-Farabi, a 10th-century thinker from Baghdad, but …

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We’re seeing Plato’s prediction unfold as a 3-act play: democracy, oligarchy, tyranny

by Rashmee

Posted on November 2, 2018


  It’s become a familiar dirge: democracy is in decline and strongmen are on the …

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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