India and the Long, Slow Walk toward Destiny

India exemplifies Adam Smith’s classic observation about there being “a great deal of ruin in a nation.”  Pessimism about the country’s prospects is now widespread, though it’s important to remember that India’s retains amazing potential.  Far-sighted leadership is in short supply, however.  As Indians gather to celebrate Independence Day, a re-dedication to the ideals Jawaharlal Nehru set forth in his “Tryst with Destiny” address is necessary.

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