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Denial or worse?
The unprecedented terror strikes in Mumbai have done more than create a crisis in Pakistan-India relations. They have put enormous pressure on what a Pakistani commentator, writing in this newspaper, characterises as his country’s ...
Redefining the role of the state
There has been a succession of bad news over the last few weeks. The announcement of the recession in the United States was presaged by a United Nations forecast that world output could grow by a mere one per cent in 2009. Among the responses, ...
Leader Page Articles
Pakistan: between a rock and a hard place
By Nirupama Subramanian
For all its claims to represent the people’s will, the Pakistan government today finds itself isolated in its apparent willingness and sincerity to cooperate with India.
From accounts to accountability
By Jean Drèze and Reetika Khera
Bank payments alone are not an adequate protection against corruption in NREGA.
America not the country I once knew
By Simon Jenkins
Barack Obama inherits a nation that sees Al-Qaeda fiends at all turns.
A lifetime without memory
By Benedict Carey
He knew his name. That much he could remember. He knew that his father’s family came from Thibodaux, La., and his mother was from Ireland, and he knew about the 1929 stock market crash and World War II and life in the 1940s. But he ...
Historian for the young
By William Grimes
Dorothy Sterling, whose more than 35 books for children and adults included some of the first non-fiction works about black history for young readers, notably “Freedom Train,” about Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad, died on ...
Corrections and clarifications
An article “Anarchic capitalism vs. sensible capitalism” (Editorial page, December 4, 2008) said, in the eighth paragraph, that “many pundits find fault with capitalism but fail to recognise that Hindustan Motors, a public ...
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