Hamid Dabashi, Al Jazeera English

Hamid Dabashi

Al Jazeera English

New York, NY, United States

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Recent articles by Hamid:

A tall Christmas tree in a post-Christian world

What is in a tree? → Read More

Hollywood Orientalism is not about the Arab world

It is about the American world. → Read More

This one for Africa: The Nobel Prize ennobles itself

By awarding this year’s Nobel Prize for literature to Abdulrazak Gurnah, the Swedish Academy ennobled the prize itself. → Read More

The new and improved Taliban: The parting US gift to Afghanistan

After promising democracy and delivering mayhem, the US leaves behind unshaven ‘Proud Boys’ to rule over Afghans. → Read More

What is Critical Race Theory?

And why are racists afraid of it? → Read More

Murdering minorities in America: ‘The white man’s burden’

So many are dying in America and beyond because ‘white men’ think they carry a ‘burden’ to civilise the world. → Read More

Small is still beautiful: Prospects of a post-pandemic world

What does ‘return to normalcy’ really mean? → Read More

Trump is gone – can we now talk about fake news at the NYT?

The ‘Grey Lady’ is in deep trouble – like it has been so many times in its 169-year history. → Read More

What do we write about when we write about America?

On the tenth anniversary of my column for Al Jazeera, I am submerged in the despair of the ‘American winter’. → Read More

The unbearable lightness of being Obama

The former US president lacks conviction and this is apparent in every page and chapter of his new memoir. → Read More

What to make of more than 70m Americans who voted for Trump?

As of today, 73,781,603 people voted for Trump, which amounts to 47.2 percent of the total votes counted. → Read More

Siah Armajani (1939-2020): An artist of public happiness

If Hannah Arendt theorised public happiness for Americans, Armajani staged it beautifully. → Read More

Why I will not vote for Joe Biden

Yes, Trump is an American monster but so is Biden. → Read More

The end of American history begins in America

America's aggressions around the globe have now come full circle and boomeranged into its domestic affairs. → Read More

What can Avicenna teach us in time of Coronavirus?

As COVID-19 brought science and philosophy closer, we have seen a resurrection of interest in Persian polymath Avicenna. → Read More

One day and one dream in the life of a self-isolating New Yorker

Will this be year zero of a new world or yet another year of us inching towards the edge? → Read More

From Sa'di to Boccaccio: The literary legacy of pandemics

Literature can help us survive this pandemic with a healthy constellation of our mental, moral, and critical faculties. → Read More

The world in grips of an epidemic more dangerous than coronavirus

We must prevent the spread of the epidemic of racist fear-mongering occasioned by the coronavirus outbreak. → Read More

Redefining 'terrorism' in America

What will it take to call violence inspired by white supremacy 'terrorism'? → Read More

Iran has two nuclear options

The Islamic republic can go either the Israeli way or the Egyptian way. → Read More