'Left In The Past'

Ronojoy Sen, in the TOI,

...The unbending hostility of the Indian Left towards the US is, however, anachronistic at a time when world politics has lost the certitudes of the Cold War era. The Left seems to have learnt nothing from events elsewhere. Even as China and Vietnam's trade and economic ties with the US keep increasing by leaps and bounds, the Left pretends to look the other way.

What distinguishes the Left's rhetoric is its remarkable lack of faith in the Indian people and the nation. How does it matter to them that every other family in India has at least one member in the US or someone packing his bags to go there? The leaders of the Left know how best to safeguard India's sovereignty - by keeping Indians away from the contamination of America...


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