Frederick Douglass and Diplomacy

Put simply, Douglass reasoned, racism was unacceptable policy. Whiteness was no substitute for competence. Historical facts rather than alternative ones mattered. And the nation—the people—owed no […]

What Makes A Nation Rich?

by Helle Thorning-Schmidt Courtesy: Helle Thorning-Schmidt is a former Danish politician who was Prime Minister of Denmark from 2011 to 2015, and the Leader of […]

What is Patriotism? 

 Nationality, of which patriotism is the superstition, covers no real entity other than that of a common oppression, a unified government. It does not comprise any […]

Two worlds

( January 23, 2017, London, Sri Lanka Guardian) There is the world we live in and the world we could live in as soon as we […]

Om Puri: We Lost a Great One

Om Puri was not an unadulterated hero. He would occasionally make progressive political statements — against jingoism, against nuclear weapons, against communalism. But then his life seemed to […]