Asad Raza

Are we facing the end of an era in European football?

“We’re a disaster, all of us”. As a phrase, it perfectly encapsulates Real Madrid’s season. Casemiro’s comment on his team’s insipid performance during El Clasico could be taken as representative for the state of affairs of some of European football’s leading lights. Whether due to systemic issues, a style of...
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Posted Nov. 18, 2018

Depictions of university in literature

Universities have seduced and enhanced writers of every generation. Perhaps the form most celebrated for representing universities in literature is the campus novel. Novels such as Donna Tartt’s The Secret History and Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited depict university as a place where their protagonists encounter principles that challenge and define...
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Posted Sep. 21, 2018