The Telegraph
Thursday , June 5 , 2014
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1989 as a cautionary tale

By the time the Soviet Union collapsed in 1989, there existed in Western Europe and most other parts of the world, a Marxist intellectual culture independent of (and vehemently critical of) Soviet-style socialism. Paris and Frankfurt nurtured Marxist (or marxisant) intellectuals who thought the Sovi...   | Read..
Letters to the Editor
Pointless divide
Sir — The new minister for minority affairs, Najma Heptullah, said last week that Muslims are not a ...  | Read.. 
Sad end
Sir — I was saddened to read that Hindustan Motors, which is the maker of the iconic Ambassador, ha ...  | Read.. 


Hamlet was pretty poor as an assertive prince. He thought too much. That may be Rahul Gandhi’s problem too. But politics is r...   | Read..


Bashar al-Assad is all set to score a more decisive victory in the presidential elections in Syria than General Abdel Fattah ...   | Read..
Testing times
The monstrous gaokao, the national college entrance exam for which students slog for three years of high school, is on...  | Read.. 
A bitter and deadly game of numbers
Political power and the use of violence are usually linked — specially in areas where the ethnic balance is as tenuous and contested as in Assam. The state’s ethnic diversity,...  | Read.. 
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