The liberal DNA

This list is incomplete and abstract. But most mistakes in practical politics have their origin in confusion over abstract ideas. Is this kind of liberalism possible in India? Our politics might make you despondent about its prospects. But perhaps here, as elsewhere, our politics is out of touch with what is struggling to emerge from below. Let the Liberal Republic emerge.

The writer, president of the Centre for Policy Research, is contributing editor, 'The Indian Express' express@expressindia.com

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