Ziauddin Sardar, writer and broadcaster, describes himself as a ‘critical polymath’. He is the author of over 40 books, including the highly acclaimed ‘Desperately Seeking Paradise’. He is Visiting Professor, School of Arts, the City University, London and editor of ‘Futures’, the monthly journal of planning, policy and futures studies.

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20 September 1999
Collapsed buildings have a rather medieval air. Standing between a row of collapsed apartment blocks in a street of the...
06 September 1999
Hollywood has portrayed Muslims and the Muslim world largely in terms of two firmly fixed stereotypes. There is the...
30 August 1999
It's official! Coffee-drinkers are less likely to suffer heart disease than tea-drinkers. A recent study by scientists...
09 August 1999
We've all heard about the superstitious ancient Chinese who thought that a solar eclipse was the result of a dragon...
Culture
02 August 1999
I go to the mall to buy a specific product. On the first floor, near the cinema, buried inside a record store, is the...
Politics
26 July 1999
Recent student demonstrations in Tehran brought the long-running shadow-play of Iranian politics out into the open. Pro...
12 July 1999
My cheap and cheerful Renault Clio, as I know too well, is not very safe. So on the odd occasions that I do actually...
Culture
05 July 1999
Exactly 20 years ago, in my earlier incarnation as a science journalist, I covered the United Nations Conference on...
Politics
21 June 1999
"Foreign aid" is like an artichoke. Just as an artichoke looks fairly attractive and colourful when in flower, so...
Ideas
14 June 1999
I hate to say this, but you are going deaf. In fact we are all going deaf. If you ever get a chance to listen, and...
07 June 1999
A whole string of claims and counter-claims regarding the safety of genetically modified (GM) food were made last month...
Culture
31 May 1999
The Star Trek (ST) enterprise, with all its films and multiple television shows, is a great barometer of American...
24 May 1999
Consider the following. An American Aids researcher, Dean Hamer, working at the prestigious National Cancer Institute,...
Politics
03 May 1999
I know where I stand with Combat 18, the ultra-right terrorist group responsible for the bomb in Brick Lane. As far as...
Culture
26 April 1999
This world, the old sufi mystics used to teach, is a mirage. There is a higher reality that exists by its own essence...

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