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Being and Nothingness

S Prasannarajan

Michel Houellebecq: The novelist as the pathologist of Europe

A Requiem for the Year of God and Fear

And still we cannot have an honest conversation on Islam

Vive Paris: The Beginning of History

What 13 November means for our newly tribal world

Vive Paris: From the Open Archives

Open has been consistent in writing about the ideas that shape the future and divide the present, and no idea concentrates the global mind as much as radical Islamism does today. Here we carry excerpts from the past pages of the magazine, and taken together, the following views by our first-rate contributors tell us that we haven’t travelled much from that horrifying day in January this year in Paris

The Indian Intellectual and the Banality of Dissent

A portrait of the Indian writer as a convenient protestor

In the Islamic Republic of Michel Houellebecq

Life inside the Islamic dystopia of France's greatest living novelist

The Crooked Lives of Free Speech

Liberals lose the plot from Paris to Delhi

“I hope the more pacific, cat-loving Muhammad serves as the model for Muslims”

Historian Tom Holland on the riddle of monotheism and the crisis within modern-day Islam

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