The Allegory of the Hunter-Turned-Hunted

February 04, 2014

The auctioning of a permit to hunt Black Horned Rhinos has unintended consequences. Animal rights activists around the world are outraged by the recent auctioning of a permit by the Namibian government to the Dallas Safari Club to kill a Black Horned Rhino. Needless to say, this...

A Response: Is India About to Elect a Far-Right Nationalist?

January 19, 2014

American exceptionalism is still prevalent, especially when it comes to India and Modi. In their recent article published in Fair Observer, Reza Aslan and Michael Brooks make the argument that the United States should withdraw from deepening its bilateral relationship with India, if...

The Allegory of the Canceled Christmas

December 22, 2013

The diplomatic spat between the US and India has unintended global consequences. Christmas seems unlikely to come for millions of children around the world this year, as an increasingly bitter dispute between Utopia and the Federal Democratic Republic of Lapland grows over the recent arrest and...

The Allegory of the Sentimentally Hurt Liberals

May 30, 2013

Ran Chakrabarti imagines a dispute over freedom of speech of a slightly different sort. Free speech is under attack. Nowhere more so than in India, where draconian laws permit arrests and criminal charges against those who hurt the sentiments of others.  Under Section 66A of India’s...