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How America Typically Sees the World

This problem reaches its worst levels during presidential campaign years. It’s particularly bad during 2016.


Olympic Medals

I hope I’ve waited long enough since the closing ceremony to make a stroppy comment about the Olympic Games. Actually, it’s not about the Games themselves; it’s about the way certain nations have reacted to the medal tally: 262 more words


The Nationalism Conundrum of India

The liberal elite of India, especially after the JNU imbroglio, have elucidated a point that there is nothing sacred about India’s borders and that the concept of nationhood does not hold water; that there should be no qualms about supporting Kashmir’s call for Azadi. 1,251 more words


I watched two movies over the weekend, one that posed a difficult moral and ethical issue, the other that trashed the same issue in a gush of jingoistic nationalism. 376 more words


True Independence

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Independence (of a country) is actually the state of being free from influence of other countries. Oxford Dictionary defines the word Independence as follows: 1,075 more words


What does it mean to be....on the YBR?

As an “American” I couldn’t help but cheer on the “American” athletes in the 2016 Summer Olympic games.  There’s nothing inherently wrong with that, but it did get me thinking about “being” something. 346 more words