TITLE

The Cowardly Lions

PUB. DATE
October 1976
SOURCE
National Review;10/1/1976, Vol. 28 Issue 37, p1047
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article addresses some issues regarding democracy in India in 1976. In the country, freedom of speech, of association, of travel, etc., are not tights but privileges. They are enjoyed with sybaritic unjustness by a tiny minority composed mainly by politicians. According to a philosopher, when one is free from freedom he has no responsibility. It is a very moot point whether India has enjoyed democracy. Although the myth prevailing in democracies is that the intellectual is a valiant and noble fellow, the truth is tawdry enough, and perfectly plain.
ACCESSION #
6057118

 

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