Tuesday 25 September 2012
There is an old joke about Communism that goes this way: Who is a Communist? Someone who reads Marx and Lenin. Who is an anti-Communist? Someone who understands Marx and Lenin.
Left-wing thinking in politics has a long history in India, and derives some of its most prominent roots from the Socialists who studied at the London School of Economics (LSE). In his riveting autobiography, American banker and philanthropist David Rockefeller, who studied at LSE in the late 1930s, recounts how Harold Laski, whom he describes as the “Pied Piper of the Left” “was particularly influential with students from India, who flocked to his classes and were bewitched by his rhetoric.”
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