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Amin Jan Naim

Aspects Of World Economics

What is the best way for an economic system to run? No clear cut answer has been found until now. The usual categorisation of economic systems into “capitalist”, “socialist” or “communist” is no longer valid today. Historically, proponents…

Societal Uplift

It is on the basis of the intellectual achievements of a society that its quality and worth ultimately depend. We have, therefore, to examine critically and, if possible, to surpass, the flaws or inadequacies in any particular structure of…

Changing Education

In my article with the same title published in this newspaper on November 25, 2011, I had advocated the adoption of the GCE, International Baccalaureate or any other good international system by our state schools as well besides those which…

The World Today

Despite spectacular technological and scientific progress, humanity and nation states have, in the main, not been able to end cruelty, injustice, violence, brutality and killings. The world today does not, on the whole, display tolerance,…

Role Of The Foreign Service

There is much misconception in the general public about the role and functions of diplomats in today’s world. The popular view of diplomats being past masters in deception is the opposite of the truth. Good diplomacy does not try to…

Our Fake Values

Social values in our country are undergoing a change from the traditional patterns. Such changes are causing major alterations and cleavages in our social fabric. In human history, changes in social values have often led to considerable…

The Essence Of Democracy

Democracy as a modern political framework for states has evolved over a long period of time. This evolution has not been without bitterness, upheavals and catastrophes, both moral and historical. Though still imperfect, the juridical,…

A Path For Progress

Human history has been a progression, albeit an unsteady one, from ignorance to knowledge, from chaos to order, and from savagery to civilisation. The individual, the state, the atom, and perhaps the universe too, all seem to have a…

Let’s Turn Our Attention To Africa

The uplift of the soul of people does not usually occur without struggle and suffering. Without surmounting suffering, societies remains flippant and vulnerable. Africa has undergone much suffering, but it has been in terms of resignation…

The Relevance Of Beethoven

The leitmotif of this article is to illustrate the elemental in its various manifestations in human experience, especially in the music of Ludwig van Beethoven. Whether it be in the Greek conceptions of Zeus and Apollo, or Athena and…