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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Everyone’s writing about philosophy. Especially the pundits

by Rashmee

Posted on September 23, 2020


On September 8, Washington Post columnist David Von Drehle wrote a piece on the lessons …

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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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Socrates would’ve marvelled at Trump: Here’s an ‘honest’ politician who lives & succeeds

by Rashmee

Posted on July 6, 2019


N.B.: After publication, I had to qualify the word “honest” in the headline because it …

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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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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 …

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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 …

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Fake news? Socrates gives it the finger. Lessons for the mainstream media

by Rashmee

Posted on February 21, 2017


A piece in The Guardian the other day made a key point about the angst …

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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