Saturday, December 15, 2012

World is Flat, India is Flat-headed

Tom Friedman asks whether Egypt will become like Pakistan or India:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/16/opinion/sunday/friedman-egypt-the-next-india-or-the-next-pakista-.html

Somehow he thinks that the Congress Party's mutated "sekoolarism" is an ideal to emulate, pointing out the ruling govt's recent appointment of a Muslim to head the Intelligence Bureau as a model of ethnic harmony. He seems to forget other precedents like Stalin, a Georgian ruling dictatorially over a lot of Russians, and likewise his head of secret police Dzerzhinsky was Polish. The Ceaucescus and their orphans also come to mind.

The Congress Party pharaohs would be happy to keep Indians toiling away building monuments to the dynasty. Meanwhile, Indians are waiting for their Moses to deliver them.

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