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Rewriting the History of Pakistan

November 8, 2009 by

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by Pervez Amirali Hoodbhoy and Abdul Hameed Nayyar [Source: Islam, Politics and the State: The Pakistan Experience, Asghar Khan (ed.) Zed Books, London, 1985, pp. 164-177.] From indoctrination’s foul rope Suspend all reason, all hope Until with swollen tongue Morality herself is hung. Introduction Education in Pakistan, from schools to universities, is being fundamentally redefined. […]

When Science Teaching Becomes A Subversive Activity

August 6, 2009 by

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To the Islamic orthodoxy science is still dangerous by Pervez Hoodbhoy I cannot quite decide which is the more dangerous of the two: George Bush and his obsession with ensuring U.S. global military dominance or the exploding power of brutal fundamentalist religious forces in countries such as mine. Believing only in their own version of divinely […]

Another Nuclear Anniversary

May 29, 2009 by

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By Pervez Hoodbhoy DAWN, Thursday, 28 May, 2009 Once upon a time making nuclear bombs was the biggest thing a country could do. But not any more; North Korea’s successful nuclear test provides rock-solid proof. This is a country that no one admires. It is unknown for scientific achievement, has little electricity or fuel, food […]

Re-Imagining Pakistan

April 26, 2009 by

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by Pervez Hoodbhoy Mr. Jinnah’s Pakistan Isn’t Working. What Can? [Commencement lecture by Pervez Hoodbhoy at the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, Karachi, 9 December 2006.] It is indeed a pleasure to see the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture emerge as a thriving educational institution. I remember my first visit here […]

Islamic Failure

April 8, 2009 by

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One of Pakistan’s leading scientists gives a frank account of the political and intellectual backwardness of the Islamic world. (February 2002) Pervez Hoodbhoy If the world is to be spared what future historians might call the “century of terror,” we will have to chart a course between US imperial arrogance and Islamic religious fanaticism. Through […]

Pakistan: Miracles, Wars, and Politics

March 16, 2009 by

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by Pervez Hoodbhoy On the morning of the first Gulf War (1991), having just heard the news of the US attack on Baghdad, I walked into my office in the physicsdepartment in a state of numbness and depression. Mass death and devastation would surely follow. I was dismayed, but not surprised, to discover my PhD […]