Ravi Shanker Kapoor A few years ago, prominent journalist Arun Shourie wrote a book whose theme was evident in its title—Will the Iron Fence Save a Tree Hollowed by Termites? This comes to the mind while viewing the May 25 massacre by Naxalites in Chhatisgarh: termites are wrecking our fight against what Prime Minister Manmohan Singh [...]
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Intellectuals’ reaction to the sentencing of Binayak Sen on charges of sedition by a Chhattisgarh trial court should come as an eye-opener to anybody who has even an iota of concern for national defence and security. At any rate, the reaction has further strengthened my belief that anything that is repugnant to commonsense, decency, truth, and reason is hailed by the intellectual class.
The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity. William Butler Yeats — “The Second Coming” This is an excerpt from a four part discourse on the history, shortcomings and the way ahead to solve the conundrum called LWE or Left Wing Extremism by a senior veteran. The analysis is astute, poignant [...]