May 20, 2014

Is Modi the Thatcher of India?

Mona Charen, National Review

The Associated Press

The election of a pro-business, pro-American, growth-oriented prime minister in the world’s largest democracy good news or bad news for the world’s oldest democracy?

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TAGGED: Narendra Modi, Margaret Thatcher, England, Free Markets


May 20, 2014
Modi's Role Model: Thatcher or Lee Kuan Yew?
John Cassidy, New Yorker
Modi, despite his embrace of business, comes from a very different intellectual tradition. In seeking to modernize Gujarat, his role models were Asian strongmen, such as Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew and China’s Deng... more ››
May 15, 2014
Thatcherite Talk Won't Save India
Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph
India’s economic model has essentially failed. Talk of matching East Asia’s growth rates has been exposed as wishful thinking. Superpower dreams are giving way to the same old reality of poverty, depleted ground water and... more ››
May 19, 2014
India Needs Its Thatcher Moment
Gurcharan Das, Financial Times
Mr Modi has not been elected primarily by Hindu nationalists but by young people who are tired of the Congress party’s corrupt and muddled policies – in its zeal to build an equitable society, it focused on welfare... more ››
May 18, 2014
India's Moment
Geeta Anand & Gordon Fairclough, Wall Street Journal
The world's largest democracy makes a statement at the polls: No to corruption, bureaucracy and dynastic politics, and yes to Narendra Modi's promise of a country ready to do business. more ››
May 18, 2014
Should Pakistan Welcome Modi's Election?
Zachary Keck, The Diplomat
Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party’s victory may ultimately work out in Pakistan’s favor. more ››