Aly Hassam

  • Democracy, as defined, is ‘a system of governance in which power is vested in the people, who rule either directly or through freely elected representatives’. Let us dissect this definition for the purposes of understanding it better. What does democracy really mean? At the outset, it ...

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  • Bear with me for a moment. Lend me your attention for just a while. Nothing is set in stone, except fossils. The world is not black and white. It is in countless shades of grey. Dualism is perhaps worse than the black plague. It restricts thought, destroys the creative process, and inhibits ...

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  • What is wrong with the judiciary? Why do miscarriages of justice occur? Why must a single innocent man be incarcerated for a single day- does that not defy the very fundamentals of justice itself? Voltaire said: “It is better to risk saving a guilty man than to condemn an innocent ...

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  • These questions are not out-of-this-world-complex questions. They are rather simple, everyday questions that an objective spectator to planet Earth might ask. I have a few questions. I witness death and disease and desensitization and destruction and an abhorrent lack of empathy among the people of ...

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