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India’s election shows equitable globalisation can succeed : Comments

By Sadanand Dhume, published 2/6/2009

The stunning victory of the Congress party in India’s recent election is a shot in the arm for globalisation.

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O Dear!

This pro-democracy, rah-rah stuff, is in the unfortunate US State Department tradition, with yaleglobal as its instrument.

India's Congress Party prides itself on pursuing a course of non-alignment, of engagement not only with the democratic West but with near autocratic Russia. India's Communist and rightwing nationalist elements, are not the main determinants of India's centrist, socialist political direction. I think it is the Congress Party that epitomises the centrisr course - to the left what the US sees as ideal.

This article leaves out the Congress Party's deep and lasting alliance with Russia (where most of India's weapons, and military-industrial complex, come from) because the article is written more for a self-congratulatory Western audience than an Indian one.

When someone is writing propaganda different versions for different audiences are essential - so we read what we want to hear.

It would be interesting to hear what centrist Indians think about this tendentious article.

(Australia in the India Ocean - )
Posted by plantagenet, Tuesday, 2 June 2009 11:59:41 AM
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