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Re: India's place in the world....

Please help make the Manifesto better, or accept it, and propagate it!
Hi Rohit & freinds:

point well taken.

Sure.  We learn best from experience (of our own or "others'")
but we seldom directly experience the consequences
of many of our most important decisions.  Right..?


Boopathi M (Seattle, WA)

>From: Rohit Sharma <r_j_sharma@yahoo.com>
>Reply-To: debate@indiapolicy.org

>One of the things which I really dont like is treating
>the human beings residing in east (Asia and Mid east)
>as different from human beings residing in the western
>hemisphere with probably different basic needs as
>regards to conditions necessary for prosperity and
>As far as America is concerned this idea of society as
>a living entity in itself has some about only in
>earlier part of the 1900s - something which many
>Americans dont like.
>I dont think America is successful because of
>confluence of individualism and communitarianism.
>Indeed I believe these are contradictory and cannot
>reside together at all.
>But that is a topic of some other debate.
>We are talking about India here.
>--- Poopathi Manickam <poopathi@hotmail.com> wrote:

> > Gentlemen:
> >
> > Hon.Kuan Yew Lee once said:
> > [...] "Asians are in little doubt that a society
> > with communitarian
> > values
> > where the interests of society take precedence over
> > that of the
> > individual,
> > suits them better than the individualism of
> > Americans. Asians see
> > Japanese
> > achievement standards as higher...."
> >
> > well, but it's  seems to me that American democracy
> > and the American
> > economy
> > were successful not because of individualism or
> > communitarianism alone
> > but
> > because of the interaction of these two opposing
> > tendencies.
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Boopathi S. Manickam (Seattle..Wa)

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