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Rapper Kanye West has opened up about his meeting with President-elect Donald Trump, saying he discussed "multicultural is
A Mumbai-born Muslim police officer is the security in-charge of the largest Hindu temple in the Indianapolis city of US,
Calling for liberation of Indian literature from the "impact of Left ideology", BJP leader Subramanian Swamy today said on
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama today asked the world to seek inspiration from India which has maintained religiou
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama today said India was the only country where all major religions exist cohesively t
Hindu and Muslim leaders have met for a negotiated settlement of the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi dispute with both sides
Pope Francis met the grand imam of Cairo's Al-Azhar Mosque at the Vatican today in a historic encounter that was sealed wi
In the backdrop of the raging JNU row, Union Minister Jitendra Singh today said the country is going through a crisis of v
Terming the recent anti-Muslim rhetoric in the US poll campaign as "inexcusable", President Barack Obama has sai
Ahead of his visit to the Northeast, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said his government is working for all round devel
Geert Wilders had been invited to Westminster to show his 17-minute film Fitna, which criticises the Koran as a "fascist book", by a member of the House of Lords.
But on Tuesday Jacqui Smith, the Home Secretary refused Mr Wilders entry because his opinions "would threaten community security and therefore public security" in the UK.
Mr Wilders went ahead with his trip anyway, and flew from Amsterdam to London on a British Midland flight.
When he arrived at Heathrow airport he was met by two plain clothed officers from the UK Border Agency.
As he was being led away, Mr Wilders said: "I am not nervous but is this how Great Britain welcomes a democrat?"
It is as if a belief in American multiculturalism is the only good reason a human being could have for staying alive. Why indeed do the billions of non-Americans who walk this Earth refrain from blowing themselves up? I suspect that Updike really cannot see that they have any good reason not to. ·
Updike had landed himself, in addition, with the almost one-man commitment among the literati of being a supporter of the Johnson administration in Vietnam. The essay bears rereading today because, even if it doesn't contain any reasoned defense of the war itself, it does in a mild but brave and ultimately irreducible way insist that the United States is superior to its enemies, both foreign and domestic, and can therefore still be right even when it is in the wrong.
...he added with typical diffidence that two of his children had married Africans and that he now had some genuinely "African-American" grandchildren. He appeared highly diverted and pleased by this thought, and I notice that the first edition of his memoir Self-Consciousness, containing that original anti-'60s essay, is dedicated "To my grandsons John Abloff Cobblah and Michael Kwame Ntiri Cobblah." These names, which I would guess to be Ashanti/Ghanaian, make one wonder if President Barack Obama missed an opportunity, and we all missed an experience, in not inviting the whole Updike clan to be present while one of the country's finest writers could still give us an "invocation."
More Here"a man of wry and reserved delicacy and elegance who would prefer very slightly to be wrong on account of the right reservations than right because of the wrong ones":