Lately, I have been reading a lot about the contributions South Asians made for the Allied cause in the Second World War. Over two million south Asians, many of them Muslim, served fought on the behalf of the British Empire against the Nazis and Japanese in countless theatres, such as Italy, North Africa, Burma and the like. Over 80,000 died fighting the Axis, yet we often forget about their sacrifice. Indeed, it's ironic in a way, because they were fighting on the behalf of the British…Continue
New Jersey is nationally notorious for having high taxes. That said, it also provides better services and has better infrastructure than most other places. We have some of the best public schools, healthcare, public transportation around. And even though many journalists and academics accuse the state of being "corrupt", the fact remains that NJ's local governments and state government are among the best and most responsive in the nation.
One of the big challenges for local townships…Continue
Paul Kennedy's 1987 work, "The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers," is arguably one of the most influential works I have ever read and is mandatory reading in most collegiate international studies courses today. The author uses economic data to explain the rise and fall of (you guessed it) Great Powers from the 1500s up to today, explaining how European powers and later, the United States, rose to global dominance, supplanting China, the Mughals and Indian Princely States, and the Ottoman…Continue