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Coup d'etat in Washington

Bush's accession to the presidency was in violation to the constitution. In the end he was not elected, but was selected in the supreme court. That was the beginning of the violation of the constitutional separation of powers and checks and balances. Since then the Bush administration has carried these violations farther than any previous one in US history.

'Crusading' Do-Gooders

Islam is being increasingly seen in the west as a Satanic-inspired programme of terrorism that bodes ill for all humankind and represents the greatest challenge to Christianity and Christiandom. Christian evangelist fundamentalists appear to be convinced that the time has now come to wage an all-out spiritual war or 'crusade' in the Muslim world. It is very likely that India, with its vast Muslim population, figures prominently on their map.

Globalisation and Affirmative Action

In the context of a concerted assault on affirmative action policies that began more than 10 years ago and the current dominance of the right-wing in political discourse and action in the US, the US Supreme Court's rulings in the two University of Michigan affirmative action cases last month are certainly surprising. Few would have expected a rightward drifting court to endorse so firmly a left-leaning policy like racial/ethnic preferences. How can this remarkable outcome be explained?

Calcutta Diary

The vocal sections of Indians have their priorities sorted out in excellent detail. The nation, the part of it that matters, lives for cricket and is prepared to die for it. Entertain no illusion, these sections do not have the slightest inclination to pledge themselves either for Iraq or for global peace.
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