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Fascism of the saffron variety

  The attack on Prashant Bhushan once again reveals the fascist nature of the saffron outfits in India.  The news reports say that one of the attackers belongs to Sri Ram Sene and the other two to an unheard of … Continue reading

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Gandhi and Bhagat Singh

  One of the most frequent observations raised by my students when I mention Gandhi as a great hero is that Gandhi supported the hanging of Bhagat Singh though he could have saved him from the gallows.  On the occasion … Continue reading

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Can Science Create a Non-Violent Society?

  British criminologists have come up with a suggestion.  Brain scans help detect violent tendencies in children and treatment can arrest potential criminal conduct.  Can science indeed remove violence from the face of the earth?   Charles Whitman was a … Continue reading

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