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Illuminating analysis of the Anna Hazare euphoria

The current euphoria needs to be seen for what it is – a massive move towards legitimizing a strategy of simple emotional blackmail – a (conveniently reversible) method of suicide bombing in slow motion. There is no use dissenting against a pious worthy on a fast, because any effort to dissent will be immediately read as a callous indifference to his/her ‘sacrifice’ by the moral-earnestness brigade. Nothing can be more dangerous for democracy. Unrestrained debate and a fealty to accountable processes are the only means by which a democratic culture can sustain itself. The force of violence, whether it is inflicted on others, or on the self, or held out as a performance, can only act coercively. And coercion can never nourish democracy. Continue reading

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PM response on 2G Scam, an article by P. Sainath

PM recently spoke to some media people trying to address the issue of 2G scam. This is an article by P. Sainath on how the media missed out on many important questions and how even on the ones asked, the … Continue reading

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