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Nuclear Debate, National Interest and Political Drama

The tone of the political debate on the Indo-US nuclear deal has been bewildering. What is worrying, as illustrated by this exchange, is that political parties are undermining the culture of dialogue and deliberation that lies at the heart of our democratic polity. Rival speakers have to listen to one another and be prepared to modify their respective positions. It is only through such dialogue and deliberation that political establishments can prove that they are capable of democratically responsible behaviour.

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