For the past 50 years, my inner socialist has been my moral compass.
It has guided me in politics and in my writing.
Two prison terms by successive military dictatorships in Pakistan did not break my resolve.
It was the 1960s. On one side were the Islamists, backed by the U.S.
On the other, a motley coalition of social democrats, liberals, communists, socialists and trade unionists, of which I was a part.