Ahrar Ahmad | The Daily Star
  • Ahrar Ahmad

  • Racism in America: Police Chokehold is Not the Issue

    The American project was founded on rank hypocrisies. On the one hand, President Thomas Jefferson, who wrote the stirring words in the Declaration of Independence that upheld “these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal”, did not free his own slaves (not even Sally Hemings, who bore him six children).
  • Digital Security Act

    On free speech and the imperatives of democracy

    It is almost axiomatic that free speech is indispensable to democracy.
  • Bern baby Bern: The struggle goes on

    On April 8, Bernie Sanders was compelled to fold his bid for the Presidency. Consistent with his decency as a human being, his graciousness as a
  • In Defence of Politics

    The word “politics” is much maligned and stigmatised. It suffers from a huge image problem both in the world as well as in Bangladesh.
  • A simple, straightforward reading of South Asian history

    Dr Nurul Islam has been a towering presence in the intellectual landscape of Bangladesh. He has graduate degrees from Harvard, and held prestigious fellowships at Oxford, Cambridge, LSE, Yale and the Netherland School of Economics, was Professor and Chair of Economics at Dhaka University, and the author of about 29 books of some scholarly heft and influence.