Banning a Book on Gandhi

Here we go again. The first impulse from the troglodytes on seeing something that is troubling is to shut their own eyes and insist that others be prevented from seeing it also. Apparently their conception of the good society is one in which the people are rendered blind and mute, and where they get to dictate to the people what is allowed to be said, heard, written or read, and by whom. At the center of the current turmoil among the troglodytes is a book by Joseph Lelyveld, “Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle with India.”
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Manmohan Singh Epitomizes Evil

As some of you have already pointed out, I have been focusing on public corruption in India a bit too much. A recent comment motivates me to explain my seeming obsession with the appointed prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh and his crimes.
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Citizens United in the US

US President Dwight D. Eisenhower had warned of the danger of the military-industrial complex 50 years ago in Jan 1961. Too bad the Americans did not take the warning seriously enough to do something about it. Here’s a short text and video excerpt:
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