An influential Iranian historian of Islamic political thought, Hamid Inayat, had opined in one of his books that Muslims had never taken political science seriously until they and their lands were overwhelmed by colonial powers. Afterwards, they had an encounter with Western political and social philosophies and started to write political literature of their own. […] The post Modern Muslim Societies Have Not Taken Political Science Seriously – With Disastrous Results appeared first on The Friday Times - Naya Daur.
A long march has been in progress in Pakistan since almost a month, with the pivotal slogan of the marchers being “Haqeeqi Azadi” (true independence). Originally, the term “long march” dates back to a strategic journey of relocation by the founder of modern China i.e. Mao Zedong, in October 1934, from his base in the […] The post Missing Essentials Of The ‘Haqiqi Azadi’ Discourse appeared first on The Friday Times - Naya Daur.
In Pakistan (and other third world countries), we see that people are very zealous about their political leaders. They seem to think that the solution to their problems and to country’s problems can only be provided by their leader and none other. They defend every action and every policy of their leader. Whereas, in west […] The post Leader Or Policy? appeared first on The Friday Times - Naya Daur.