Sunday, August 10, 2008

Swapan puts it Best

"And like the tortoise, there are reasons to believe that blundering humans will eventually prevail over super-humans without souls."

Whoa... that's vintage Swapan Das Gupta for you.

"So, is China naturally better than us? Has Hu Jintao finally demonstrated the fallacy of the theory that robust economic development is inevitably preceded by democracy? Has competitive politics sapped India's national will to the point that we are now incapable of organising the proverbial piss-up in a brewery?"

And here's that inescapable comparison...

"When it comes to organising spectacles, dictatorships always do it better. Hitler came to power in January 1933. Yet, in just three-and-half years, he put together a great show in Berlin."

Whoa ..whoa..whoa...

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