If you read one thing about the Indian election, read this
In Opinion Pankaj Mishra writes, "From devastating the Indian economy to risking nuclear Armageddon in South Asia, Narendra Modi has confirmed that the leader of the world’s largest democracy is dangerously incompetent"
A warning in Narendra Modi's reelection from the brilliant Pankaj Mishra: "in the election that began last month, voters chose overwhelmingly to prolong this nightmare."
It’s astounding how much American, Indian, British, Australian and so many other national populisms resemble each other—despite vast cultural differences.
Yep, I was wondering how long it would be before Pankaj/Arundhati appeared in the NYT to pontificate on the Indian election. After all, the NYT knows only two Indians worthy of the opinion pages. Same garbage being recycled every quarter or so.
Fabulously angry piece from Pankaj Mishra How Narendra Modi Seduced India With Envy and Hate
"Intoxicating voters with the seductive passion of vengeance, and grandiose fantasies of power and domination, Mr. Modi has deftly escaped public scrutiny of his record of raw wisdom," writes Pankaj Mishra
India has witnessed a savage assault on not just democratic institutions and rational discourse but also ordinary human decency, writes Pankaj Mishra
Pankaj Mishra on Modi's reelection: [He] has opened up what Friedrich Nietzsche, speaking of the “men of ressentiment,” called “a whole tremulous realm of subterranean revenge, inexhaustible and insatiable in outbursts.”
Modi ‘has opened up what Friedrich Nietzsche, speaking of the “men of ressentiment,” called “a whole tremulous realm of subterranean revenge, inexhaustible and insatiable in outbursts.”’ Sounds familiar.
How Narendra Modi Seduced India With Envy and Hate
How Narendra Modi Seduced India With Envy and Hate