Syed Ehtisham

Fundamentalists Can’t Live Together

            Religious revival and highly charged conflicts in a shrinking world make it difficult for people of competing faiths to live together. Fundamentalists of all creeds exhibit a striking…

Religion in Early Civilizations

        Humans started building cities four thousand years ago, in Mesopotamia, then in Egypt, China, India. 1. Complexities of life arose, Myth of Cain, Ziggurat, Tower of Bavel. Human empowerment…

Alternate Media in the USA

I would like us to give serious consideration to alternative media in the USA. I know a lot of us watch/listen to NPR, Pacifica Radio, Link TV and Democracy now.…

Student Movement in Pakistan

“Hum jo Tareek rahoan mein marai gai,” (We, who were ambushed in dark alleys…) — Faiz Ahmad Faiz.1 During their 200-year rule over India, the British colonizers had, among other…

Evil Quad Of Pakistan

My submission is that the Feudal system, Army, Bureucrats and Mullahs constitue the Evil Quad of Pakistan. What do we mean by feudalism? It has several facets-moral and ethical values,…

Pakistan from 1947 to now

The problems Pakistan has faced over time. Here they are in brief: 1-The population explosion. 2-Education and health care. 3-Unemployment. 4-Water and Electricity. 5-Public works. 6-Discrimination against 'other' sects, non-Muslims,…

The Wretched of the USA

 America is the richest nation in history, yet it has the highest poverty rate in the industrialized world with an unprecedented amount of Americans living in dire straits. Over 50…

Status of Women in Islam

  In order to understand the edicts of a religion in an objective fashion, one has to look at the norms of the times the religion was offered. Islam was…

Genesis of Capitalism

Marxists advocate bourgeois revolution to break the fetters of feudalism. Capitalist markets are only the most advanced form of exchange. Industrialization was the inevitable outcome of human instincts. In the…

How the World was Transformed 

             19th century civilization was based on balance of power, gold standard, self- regulating markets and liberal state. Self-adjusting market is a Utopia and could not…

Role of Religion in Modern Society

Humanity carries an historical baggage. Religion is arguably the most important component of the burden. Defined as a set of beliefs in the super natural causation of natural phenomenon, it…

Role of NGOs in Promoting Neo-Colonialism

        There are literally thousands of NGOs, the better known being Oxfam, Greenpeace, and Amnesty International . NGOs are primarily a modern phenomenon, though The World Alliance of YMCAs was founded…

Western Aid: Myth and Reality

 The West seeks to preserve present relations, which enable it to make immense profits by exploiting natural and manpower resources of the whole world. It also molds socioeconomic development of…

Fundamentalists Can’t Live Together

             Religious revival and highly charged conflicts in a shrinking world make it difficult for people of competing faiths to live together. Fundamentalists of all creeds exhibit a striking commonality;…

Mercenaries of Capitalism

“Economic Hitmen (EHM) are highly paid professionals who cheat countries around the Globe of trillions of dollars…funnel money from W.B, US.AID, …into coffers of huge corporations and into the pockets of…

 The Captive Media in the USA

          “A cynical, mercenary, demagogic press will produce in time a people as base as itself." - Joseph Pulitzer A media system set up to serve the…

 The Captive Media in the USA

          “A cynical, mercenary, demagogic press will produce in time a people as base as itself." - Joseph Pulitzer A media system set up to serve the…

Religion is not Rational

 Religion is not rational, yet attempts are made all the time to prove it is.             One example is the Templeton Study. The Templeton Foundation arranged for Christians to pray for 1800…

Honor Killing – An Overview

Of all the evils spawned by the tribal/feudal society, honor killing is arguably the most heinous. Apologists try to equate it with “crime of passion” but crimes of passion are…

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