March 14, 2014

Elections 2014 Is a Battle for India's Soul

Shashi Tharoor, NDTV

The Associated Press

The Indian idea is that a nation may endure differences of caste, creed, colour, conviction, culture, cuisine, costume and custom, and still rally around a consensus. And that consensus is around the simple idea that in a democracy you don't really need to agree - except on the ground rules of how you will disagree.

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