Sunday, May 07, 2006

Democratic Vistas

Raekha Prasad describes the contradiction of Indian democracy.
It granted political equality - the principle of one man, one vote - to a society without the principle of one man, one value.
This describes a necessary pre-condition for a thriving democracy. You can't have a successful democracy without some degree of social and legal equality (I'd also argue for a greater degree of economic equality).

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