nitin badjatia

Depends on what you think “socialism” means, I guess

I try not to interject too much politics onto this weblog – and I will definitely steer clear of the election here in America – but every once in a while someone posts insightful commentary on the bewildering stupidity of Indian politics, such as this:

India is a democracy, but according to the Supreme Court it’s less democratic than you might think. The justices recently shot down a challenge to Indira Gandhi’s 1970s-era ploy to stamp her economic policies on the country in perpetuity. At issue: Does the word “socialism” belong in the Indian Constitution? And is every political party required to be socialist even if such a requirement is antithetical to free speech?

Read the entire post here.  Definitely worth checking out.

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