Trump Googled himself, got Obama. Bit like Aristotle vs Plato in Arab world

by Rashmee

Posted on August 30, 2018


America’s child-man president is livid about the unfairness of internet searches. The Guardian reports that …

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President Trump seems almost to wear the mythical Ring of Gyges, and yet…

by Rashmee

Posted on August 26, 2018


For those who despair at sight and sound of unfit people in high office, it’s …

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The view from 10th century Baghdad on Donald Trump

by Rashmee

Posted on August 22, 2018


It was purely by chance but I was reading the following sentence late on Tuesday, …

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It’s not democracy Vs epistocracy: The elected should seek expert advice

by Rashmee

Posted on May 11, 2018


One of the most famous images in philosophy concerns something we recently discussed: rule by …

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This is a re-done blog on democracy. Everyone said the other one was impenetrable

by Rashmee

Posted on May 10, 2018


I heard it from a few readers – that blog was impenetrable, they said. So …

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Why are we comparing the virtues of democracy Vs epistocracy?

by Rashmee

Posted on May 9, 2018


David Runciman, a politics professor at Cambridge, recently defended democracy by warning against rule by …

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Trump-ism & philosophy. Lessons from the 10th cent & its insistence on thinking for oneself

by Rashmee

Posted on January 22, 2017


This blog is NOT about President Donald Trump and philosophy (even though his aides had …

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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