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Time to Abandon the Pursuit for Great Leaders

Time to Abandon the Pursuit for Great Leaders

Remember that delightful period right after the Cold War, when globalization was the buzzword du jour, democracy was spreading like wildfire, and America’s political and economic system seemed like an attractive model? Academics who should have known better believed realism was headed for the dustbin of history, and lots of smart people thought tyrants, dictators, potentates, and other authoritarians were …

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Whither Quaid’s Pakistan?

“On 23rd March, 1940, a group of valiant and fiercely determined individuals gathered at Manto Park, Lahore, and resolved to give their fellow countrymen a new homeland.” This is the lead line of a soul-jerking ad I happened to go through in a newspaper of a renowned media group inviting ideas from its readers on what in their view our …

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At the Crossroads of Global Politics

Einstein, once reached by Grenville Clark of Dublin and asked, “Dr Einstein, why is it that when the mind of man has stretched so far as to discover the structure of the atom we have been unable to devise the political means to keep the atom from destroying us?” The sage physicist replied: “That is simple my friend: because politics …

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The Melting Point of American Empire | What future has in store for the United States

The Melting Point of American Empire

The ‘clash of empires’ between the US and Soviet Union, which characterized the post-war era and that culminated in more bitter conflicts and a race for control over Asia, ended in more of a whimper than a full-fledged armed conflict. The Soviet empire collapsed with the surge of a reinvigorated Anglo-Saxon belief in its moral and economic principles and with …

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Should Pakistan be a Secular State? A View on Islam vs. Secularism Debate

Should Pakistan be a Secular State

The Renaissance in Europe started roughly from the 14th century and went on all through 17th century AD. During this period, enviable advancements were made on political, religious, industrial, social, cultural and intellectual fronts. New administrative and geostrategic horizons were explored. Germany, France, Britain and then United States of America became the superpowers. Actually, Europe had emerged from a culture …

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WHY CSS? Going for the life-changing exam

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Everyone wants to be successful in life. Parents are so much obsessed with the future of their kids that they start planning their career even before their birth. How success can be achieved is a difficult question, however. Since every person subscribes to different concepts and meanings of success, ways and means of becoming successful are also different quite understandably. …

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