Hamid Dabashi

Hamid Dabashi is Hagop Kevorkian Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature at Columbia University.

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Sunday, April 24, 2016
American Democracy is Rigged
In the United States presidential elections, there are two towering political parties - the Democratic and the Republican - that during the course of their "primary" elections get to choose who will be their respective candidates in the course of a national election. Although any US citizen can...
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Friday, December 11, 2015
Trump Is a Symptom Not the Disease
On the same day that the depth of Donald Trump's racist bigotry hit a new low by calling for a "total and complete" ban on Muslims entering the United States, another news item emerged that was overshadowed by the circus surrounding Trump: Candice Miller, a US Congresswoman, introduced a bill, the...
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Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Obama Again, But Is the Global Grace Gone?
I had meant to write this essay before the 2012 US presidential election came to an end by way of a public statement as to why I would not vote for Obama this year.
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