Guardians

Sauvik has an interesting post on elections and Indian “democracy”. And a Mint article he links to – about a murderer who escaped to Dubai to lead an honest life – should reveal the utter fraud that it represents. Also read K.M.’s review of Fareed Zakaria’s book – The Future of Freedom; K.M. writes

All over the world, government powers and policies are increasingly being determined by popular opinion (or atleast what is seen as popular opinion). Politics is increasingly seen as a struggle for inclusion and representation and not as a means to achieve a proper social organization. The focus is increasingly on ‘who gets to make decisions‘ and not on ‘what decisions are made and whether they are legitimate‘. In the absence or weakening of any limits on political power, government necessarily become corrupt, illiberal and dysfuncional. Special interest groups take over such a system and dominate all policy making.

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