Dawn News

March, 29 2015

Mubarak Ali

Death and taxes

Taxation without representation has spelled the doom of many a nation Published Mar 22, 2015 06:42am

To protect, serve and sell out

Roman history shows that in the absence of disciplined rule, the state and society suffer Published Mar 15, 2015 06:35am

Work is worship

Without the empowerment of the working class, true societal progress will remain a distant dream Updated Mar 09, 2015 09:40am

Past present: The culture of work

No race can prosper till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem.― Booker T. Published Mar 01, 2015 06:58am

What Confucius taught us

We love Chinese food and culture, how about some Chinese philosophy? Updated Feb 02, 2015 10:13am

Twist and shout

History is often revised to advance political or ideological agendas Updated Jan 25, 2015 10:57am

Past present: State of violence

I think a failed state is the responsibility of the people who have made that state fail, and those are generally the Published Jan 18, 2015 07:19am

Political violence

Terrorism rarely achieves its end goals. Updated Jan 11, 2015 10:19am

Red tape

Bureaucracy defends the status quo long past the time when the quo has lost its status. — Laurence J. Peter Updated Jan 04, 2015 07:37am

Violent chapters

Nightmarish episodes they might be, but human civilisation is a story of suffering and sacrifice. Updated Dec 28, 2014 12:08pm

Past present: The new imperialism

It is another historical epoch but Israel’s occupation of Palestine reflects how classical imperialism has been Published Dec 21, 2014 06:46am

Blood ties

Dynasties have a sell-by date, after which they lose potency and relevance Published Dec 07, 2014 07:10am

The spirit of the small town

While stories of the city loom large in history, tales of the town go unrecorded. Updated Nov 30, 2014 01:25pm

Writing the history of Sindh

Modern historiography requires emphasis on the contribution of common people in shaping history from below. Updated Nov 23, 2014 07:13am

Guilt and redemption

The discipline of history became a tool for materialising the dream of German unity. Updated Nov 16, 2014 07:29am