Nadeem F. Paracha
Those most oblivious to their own ignorance are often the ones who loudly proclaim to be experts on matters they actually know
Favourable opinion polls or election victories can prevent voters from defecting from the perception of popularity that they build.
After his removal as premier in April, Imran has continued to unleash numerous conspiracy theories to explain his dismissal.
Whereas mainstream politics requires flexibility and pragmatism, the anti-leader goes in the opposite direction.
To historians, the Lost Cause Myth has also come down to mean turning a military or a political defeat into a moral victory.
The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf is touting winning eight of the 11 seats in the recent by-elections a resounding victory.
To suit their political agendas, populists mobilise existing prejudices in society, which encourages transgressive behaviour.
A change of tactics by far-right parties in Europe helped them break out from the fringes.
Not intervening to stop a man from beating a woman is because of the moral culture in Pakistan.
A political system which is neither fully democratic nor fully autocratic is vulnerable to political instability.
A political system which is neither fully democratic nor fully autocratic is vulnerable to political instability
Most political commentators are of the view that the decade of populism is coming to an end.
The federal and Sindh governments are weaving a narrative of unity in a bid to better manage the crisis.
What if claim-makers are simply interested in deflecting your queries through more fibs?
Competition between the middle classes for political and economic stability is often the reason for political crises in a country.
The idea of nationalism was born in the 17th century in Europe.
The All-India Muslim League, while electioneering in Muslim-majority areas, promised that religion would play a central role in
Often outliving their originators, ideas often morph to take new and different forms.
Populist rhetoric may often sound irrational and absurd but there is a cynical logic of power in it.
In Europe and the US, a majority of people who recently voted for populists come from classes below the middle.