America is increasingly challenged at home, on various fronts - fiscally, educationally, intellectually etc.
But, this Atlanticist expert did not go to school in the abomination ObamaNation.
The more perceptive American scholars, such as the historian Will Durant, Thomas Jefferson, John Quincy Adams et al were quite knowledgeable about India, its civilization and the threats to it from outside.
Yet, this is the pied piper who will be followed by the US administration - hence lionized and faithfully obeyed by brown sepoys in New Delhi afflicted by the "Gunga Din syndrome".
"That's the future -- that's the future that's good for Indians, it is good for Pakistanis, it is good for everyone.
South Asia could be as it was back in the era of the glory days of the Mughal empire -- the wealthiest, most progressive place in the entire universe."