Moyukh Mahtab | The Daily Star
  • Moyukh Mahtab

    Editorial Assistant, The Daily Star

  • Unless power is checked, you cannot have liberty

    PUBLISHED in 1748, Montesquieu's The Spirit of the Laws remains, after over 250 years, one of the seminal works of political theory. Among this Age of Enlightenment philosopher's preoccupations was the relationship between power and freedom, and how the distribution of power in a government can be the crucial factor between a state of liberty and one of despotism.
  • Another refusal to give workers their due

    In the past week, a few interesting things happened. For one, a report by a New York-based research firm was published, which found that Bangladesh topped the list of countries with the quickest growth of ultra-wealthy individuals.
  • Education as the freedom to create and to construct

    The theme for this year's International Literacy Day, “Literacy and Skills Development”, speaks of a pressing issue of our time, as the rate of job creation in the country struggles to keep pace with the number of people joining the workforce every year.
  • The ethics of documenting sexual violence

    "These women are carrying on with their lives. The injury of what happened is coming up in different ways—it need not be something sensational like the understanding we have of the birangona. Otherwise we would never understand what happened to the birangonas in terms of their experiences of the war."
  • Road safety: Are we tackling the broader issues?

    The enormous support that school and college students who had taken to the streets received,
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