Should religion and the state be separate? There is no one answer

by Rashmee

Posted on July 8, 2020


    From time to time, there are discussions on a fascinating subject: Should religion and the state be separate? Well, should it? There is no one answer. Not too long ago, a Pew survey found that 22 per cent of the world’s countries have an official state religion, another 20 per cent have a … Continue reading “Should religion and the state be separate? There is no one answer”

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Trump, faux shaman for a doubly forgotten people?

by Rashmee

Posted on June 8, 2018


From The New York Times, a fascinating bit of reportage on Donald Trump: “Former aides to the president, speaking privately because they did not want to embarrass him, said paranoia predisposed him to believe in nefarious, hidden forces driving events”. It made me think of mythmaking in ancient times, the origins stories in various cultures and … Continue reading “Trump, faux shaman for a doubly forgotten people?”

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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