Thursday, February 02, 2006

Remembering Gandhi

Jeff Knaebel would have us remember Gandhi. It appears that Knaebel is an emigrant of conscience; and on that basis alone deserves a reading, whatever you may think of his ideas.

1 comment:

Rajan P. Parrikar said...

The romanticisation of the Indian villager sounds, well, romantic, until you realise that a large number of them live in utter poverty which was, in Gandhi's view, a form of violence. Everytime I see the desperate poverty in Mumbai, for instance, I have the opposite proximate feeling - an admiration of America based on the fact that it has, for the most part, been able to give its citizenry the basic decencies of life.