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  • De-radicalising Bangladesh in four steps (II)

    The problem with faulty religious understanding is that it has the built-in power to tear a person’s intellectual capacity from the domain of what we call “common sense” or “go ...

  • A political earthquake that shattered the Richter scale

    The early hours of June 24 ushered in a different truth, a whole new reality, and a new country -- Britain voted to be out of the EU. The older generation, the commoners, had won the day and taken ...

  • A political earthquake that shattered the Richter scale

    Yes it did happen -- UK voters made the phenomenal decision to leave the EU on June 23, 2016. A date now etched in history as a day of ground-shattering political fallout. It is important to stress ...

  • The problem of private investment

    Private investment in Bangladesh is largely financed by domestic savings. Since domestic savings has remained constant at around 21-22% of GDP over the last decade, private investment as a share of ...

  • The problem of private investment

    Complaining about the level of private investment and what it implies about the state of the economy has become a favourite pastime of Bangladeshi economists. The narrative seems to be this: People ...

  • Atlantic currents

    Given Andrew Sullivan’s emphasis on anomie as a factor in this year’s election campaign, the implication, which he himself failed to draw, is that the person best placed to deal with Trump ...

  • Atlantic currents

    I had no sooner arrived in the city that New York magazine blasted me between the eyes with a major piece by Andrew Sullivan titled “Our democracy has never been so ripe for tyranny.” F ...