The term “meme” was coined in 1976. Today, these cultural artefacts have gone viral, and are redrawing the boundaries of acceptable political discourse.
The anxiety that young people are messing things up goes back centuries.
The types of reactions to any form of protest reduce a question of justice, which is objective and can potentially be settled, to one of bias and partisanship, which is always subjective and can never be settled.
The presidential palace in its short written statement gave no reason for the appointment of Torquato Jardim as the new justice minister.
According to a CID/Gallup poll in a local newspaper, President Hernandez polled 36% support, double the 18% of his nearest rival Luis Zelaya.
The case is a potential threat to Temer, who could be tossed from office depending on the full Supreme Electoral Court’s ruling.
The motion reflected growing pressure to turn the site into a memorial honouring those who died on both sides of Spain’s 1936-1939 civil war.
The number of women registering to run as candidates in Iran’s May 19 local elections is encouraging and it presents Iranians with the chance to reshape their government by putting more women in politics.
Through subtle parallels to our own lives and choices, literature can help us make sense of political upheavals.
In Germany – a country where going to the theatre is a deeply ingrained cultural tradition – the stage is a place to confront pressing political issues.
In the forty-eighth episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about crudeness in political discourse and misogyny in Indian politics.
The artificially created public antagonism against science exists all over the world and is more pronounced in countries that are tilting towards right-wing authoritarianism.
The approval of Hassan Rouhani, a moderate, and Ebrahim Raisi, a political hardliner thought to have the backing of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, sets up a showdown between rival political camps.
Paraguay’s President Horacio Cartes announced that he would not run for the 2018 elections even if the constitutional amendment to be able to run for a second term is made.
The retail giant Lotte, with interests ranging from hotels and retail to food and chemicals, becomes the second conglomerate mired in the political scandal after Jay Y. Lee, the chief of the biggest, Samsung Group, was arrested suspected of bribing Park and her friend, Choi Soon-sil.
Pakistan’s rich visual and poetic culture is expressed every day on walls, rickshaws and buses. As the country struggles to offer solace to its people, they carry its narratives and emotions.
The Pope of Physics, by Bettina Hoerlin and Gino Segrè, is an informative biography of Fermi that also manages to deepen the sense of quiet mystery surrounding the legendary physicist.
Performance politics has made Donald Trump the new president of the US. But this is far from new to south India, where the mixing of cinema and politics has a long history.
The celebrated social theorist and political psychologist spoke to The Wire about Modi, demonetisation and the state of Indian democracy.
Senior counsel Shaym Divan argued that an interpretation contrary to an earlier ruling that held Hinduism as a way of life would lead to the court sanitising the poll process, which should be left to the parliament.
“Politicians had a cause or a set of causes beyond and larger than themselves. Self-interest, self-protection and self-advancement did not occur to them. They stood for selflessness.”
‘Charisma’, as an idea, spans 2,000 years. Is there a link between contemporary charisma – considered a special form of authority – and the religious charisma of Paul the Apostle’s time?
In a remarkable coincidence, irrefutable evidence of ‘the RSS connection’ with Gandhi’s assassination surfaced in recent years – just as it was about to claim the Gandhian heritage.
Overtaking the car of a politician is a sign of ‘too much democracy’ and can be injurious to health.
Since poll campaigns are turning uglier, more personal and combative the moral obligation entailed in the model code can really bear down heavily on candidates at a time when they are trying show to the voters how upright and competent they are for the job.
The reactionary stance of the Jat and Patel agitations sits well with BJP’s ultra-nationalist mobilisation but militates against it too, pointing to a deeper crisis.