Of Liberal Nationalists and Illiberal Liberals

S Prasannarajan

Why liberal works better as an adjective

The One-Way Liberal Street

Is the silence of vocal defenders of free speech in the Nupur Sharma case encouraging Islamists to demand a blasphemy law in India?

The Duality of the Hijab

Indian liberals see it as choice but their Indonesian counterparts as coercion

The Virtuous Shaming

Liberals' failure to stand up for their values has enabled the new age of conformity

A Touch of Irony

Sex scandal hits one of America’s liberal icons

Pankaj Mishra’s Protest

The impossibility of creating utopias

Student Supplicant Politician Statesman

London played both active and passive roles in Gandhi’s life. It was where he became a man and a lawyer, and where he first played high-stakes politics. British law shaped him; the orderly part of his system was based squarely on the idea of staying within the law, and expecting your opponents to do the same

Elif Shafak: ‘I defend a pluralistic, liberal democracy’

Turkish author Elif Shafak tackles difficult subjects, often to the ire of the ruling regime. She tells Rajni George how storytelling can create empathy

Therapy for Anxious Liberals

To look at Narendra Modi as just a regular politician driven by similar impulses

The Cult of Denial

What unites the doubting liberal and his nationalist nemesis


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