Monthly Archives: September 2009

Perhaps this happened in other rooms

Daniyal Mueenuddin’s In Other Rooms, Other Wonders is likely to get my vote for book of the year. The publishers have also taken trouble with old-fashioned virtues of design.

Hard times for human rights ideals

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights remains an inspiring set of principles for a better world. The problem is that the custodians of the idealism have been unable to keep pace with political realities.

Corporate carbon blackmail is unethical

Big polluting companies in US and Europe are threatening to relocate if the terms of carbon trading schemes meet their disapproval. This is the unacceptable face of corporate blackmail.

The paradox of globalisation

Many of us who are critical of the process of globalisation have enjoyed its rewards. But we must speak out on behalf of the poor who continue to get a raw deal.

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