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M. Shahid Alam

How Eurocentric Is Your Day?

Nov 13, 2009 M. Shahid Alam

At the outset of the classes I teach, I always address the question of bias in the social sciences. This fall, I began my first lecture on Eurocentrism by asking my students the above question.

The Pakistani Paradox

Oct 11, 2007 M. Shahid Alam

When there is little doubt that it is 'hosting' both al-Qaida and the Taliban, why was Pakistan not included in the 'axis of evil,' marked for regime change? Because in Pakistan, the US effected regime change without a change of regime...


Scholarship Or Sophistry?

His objective is to whittle down world history, to reduce it to a primordial contest between two historical adversaries, the West and Islam. His agenda is to discover all that was and is 'wrong' with Islamic societies and to explain their decline and

Pauperizing The Periphery

Jun 04, 2003 M. Shahid Alam

Contrary to the grandiose claims made by the ideologues, the neoliberal, open-door economic regimes imposed on the Periphery by Core capital - starting in the 1980s - have produced no economic miracles.


Iqra: Iraq Is Free

Without Saddam, the Iraqis would still be toiling under some vapid dictatorship, like Hosni Mubarak's, allied to Israel and receiving bribes from USAID.

07 April, 2003

Israelization Of The United States

M. Shahid Alam

If, somehow, the Americans could be persuaded to take the long view, they might begin to understand that the war against Iraq is perhaps the culmination of a process that had been long in the making.


12 March, 2003

America's Dual Mission

M. Shahid Alam

About a hundred and fifty years back, Karl Marx had proclaimed that the British have a "dual mission" in India: they were there to destroy and rebuild Indian society...


21 February, 2003

Israel's Proxy War?

M. Shahid Alam

This may not be America's war at all, much less a war of the West against Islam or Islamists. Instead, could this be Israel's war against the Arabs fought through a proxy, the only proxy that can take on the Arabs?


17 December, 2002

A Day That Changed America?

M. Shahid Alam

Alas, it could, but didn't -- the dark clouds of that barbaric tragedy did not have any silver lining: Americans could not be allowed to ask the right questions because these would only generate the wrong answers.


28 November, 2002

A Predatory Orientalism

M. Shahid Alam

What Went Wrong? In an earlier era, before the Zionist movement descended on the heads of unsuspecting Palestinians, the least bigoted voices in the field of Oriental studies were often those of European Jews.


08 November, 2002

Zionist Theses And Anti-Theses

M. Shahid Alam

We are at a turning point of history, for better or worse. If we can unravel the fabric of lies woven over the past century, we can perhaps nudge this historical turning point just a little bit towards better outcomes.


18 September, 2002

A New Theology Of Power

M. Shahid Alam

I am only a professor, an obscure peddler of dissent, who, once tenure was secured, had been left reasonably well-alone by school administrators, colleagues, and assorted self-appointed censors. How then did I get into trouble?


01 August, 2002

The Academic Boycott Of Israel

M. Shahid Alam

I must explain why I can not view this campaign as "destructive," "ugly" or supportive of "terrorist murderers".


18 July, 2002

Is Eurocentrism Unique?

M. Shahid Alam

There's an obsession, especially pronounced since the eighteenth century, with European superiority in European historiography.


18 April, 2002

A Colonizing Project Built On Lies

M. Shahid Alam

A re-look at the myths and lies that have been constructed to dehumanise and delegitimise the Palestinians.


03 April, 2002

Lies Of Desperation

M. Shahid Alam

Answering Thomas Friedman: he does not deny that the Israeli occupation has caused "desperation" amongst Palestinians; what he rejects is that there is a necessary link between their desperation and 'suicide' bombing.


25 March, 2002

A New International Division Of Labor

M. Shahid Alam

A new modest proposal -- couldn't the poorest countries trade in the abundance of bodies at their disposal and promote themselves as a paradise for pedophiles?


07 March, 2002

Peddling Civilizational Wars

M. Shahid Alam

A critique of Samuel Huntington's The Clash of Civilizations


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Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amrinder Singh submits his resignation to Governor Banwarilal Purohit at the Raj Bhavan in Chandigarh.

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Bharatiya Kisan Union national spokesperson Rakesh Tikait addresses a public meeting of farmers at banda town in Shahjahanpur district.

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Congress senior leader Ajay Makan along with Harish Rawat and Navjot Singh Sidhu brief the media after the CLP Meeting was over at Punjab Bhawan in Chandigarh.

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah seeks blessings from Acharya Vidyasagar ji Maharaj in Jabalpur.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi attends Drishti 2021 National Executive Meeting of the Social Media Department, in New Delhi.

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