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Fatima Bhutto

Entries by Fatima Bhutto

The Literature Of Pakistan

(3) Comments | Posted March 18, 2015 | 8:35 AM

Mohammad Hanif -- the darkly funny and talented Pakistani writer -- was once asked whether Pakistan's violent and often oppressive political system was the reason the country was producing such fine novels. You know the expression -- the worse the place, the better the literature. Possibly, Hanif replied, but I'd...

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HuffPost Review: The Imperialists Are Still Alive!

(10) Comments | Posted April 13, 2011 | 9:00 AM

The news of Faisal's rendition, a Saudi national disappeared off an airplane, are first heard in a ballroom bathroom. His fiancée sobs in a stall, "We were supposed to get married in Beirut. Oscar de la Renta made my dress." Her friend commiserates with her loss -- "Oscar makes beautiful...

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A Flood of Drone Strikes: What the Wikileaks Revelations Tell Us About How Washington Runs Pakistan

(33) Comments | Posted December 9, 2010 | 3:04 PM

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With governments like Pakistan’s current regime, who needs the strong arm of the CIA? According to Bob Woodward's latest bestseller Obama’s Wars, when Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari, an obsequiously dangerous man, was notified that the CIA would be launching missile strikes from drones over his...

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