Opinion  /  Published 10.09.20

A strange era: The end of liberalism

Those who follow international political developments have observed that there has been an increase in the number of countries with authoritarian heads of state. Surprisingly, most of these government...
By Anup Sinha in

Opinion  /  Published 03.08.20

Fact and fiction: The truth about liberalism

The world of social media has, in recent times, seen a deluge of extreme instances of freedom of expression. This has given rise to the need for fact-checking to distinguish facts from false informati...
By A. Raghuramaraju in

Opinion  /  Published 26.07.20

A raw nerve: Free speech in the United Sates

An acquaintance came to me a few weeks ago with the rough draft of a letter about free speech and asked me to sign. I declined, in part because it denounced ‘cancel culture’. As I wrote in...
By Michelle Goldberg in

Opinion  /  Published 19.06.19

Anti-immigrant autocrats are on the rise

We can start by reducing the anxieties of the working and middle classes through policies that bolster the social safety net, reduce inequality and help prepare and retrain workers for jobs in the inf...
By Robert Schertzer in

Opinion  /  Published 05.04.19

Glimpses of the new order

The terms, ‘Left’ and ‘Right’ first came to be used in their modern sense in the wake of the French Revolution to refer to the seating arrangements of the members on either side of the main ai...
By Pitamber Kaushik in


Opinion  /  Published 08.10.17

A bevy of Bhishmas

By Mukul Kesavan in

Opinion  /  Published 20.11.18

Eastern Europe's anti-immigrant hysteria

I first met Viktor Orbán, the not-quite-dictator of Hungary, in 1989 in Budapest — and the man who introduced us was none other than George Soros. Orbán was then a firebrand student leader, anti-C...
By Gwynne Dyer in

Opinion  /  Published 12.11.18

The paradoxes inherent in liberalism

Two noteworthy recent books, Rudrangshu Mukherjee’s Twilight Falls on Liberalism and David Runciman’s How Democracy Ends, predict a bleak future for democracy and liberalism. Mukherjee calls ours ...
By Krishnan Srinivasan in

Opinion  /  Published 29.03.19

Let us vote for forgotten wars

The author is a literary critic and a cultural activist
By G.N. Devy in

Opinion  /  Published 29.07.19

Lib Dem revival could help Britain

While we all obsess about the new Brexiteer government of Boris Johnson, don’t lose sight of this: under Jo Swinson, the new leader they elected last week, the Liberal Democrats have a chance of lea...
By Timothy Garton Ash in


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