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How ‘cancel culture’ has turned liberals against each other and is rocking newsrooms

In episode 523 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta delves into the controversy surrounding the Harper's Magazine letter, NYT editor Bari Weiss' resignation & growing trend of cancel culture.
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Hindu society’s real enemy is a pseudo-Hindu — not those branded ‘sickulars’ or ‘libtards’

Pseudo seculars have greatly damaged India’s liberal character. But they have been made irrelevant. And politicians don’t care about secular ideologies.
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Legal autocrats are on the rise. They use constitution and democracy to destroy both

Across the world in countries like Venezuela, Poland, Hungary, Russia, legal autocrats have deployed the rhetoric of democracy and methods of law. People don't see the danger until it is too late.
Mahatma Gandhi

How liberals lost Gandhi as they lost their own intellectual moorings

Some liberals lost Gandhi because he was a democrat, who refused to surrender the individual to the mob in the name of majority rule.
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5 reasons why ‘liberalism is dead’ according to Pratap Bhanu Mehta

Delivering a lecture, PB Mehta outlines reasons why a sense of deep intellectual and political exhaustion about liberalism seems to be setting in.
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Putin’s wrong on liberalism, but so are liberals themselves

The two liberalisms - one offering genuine human freedom, the other entrapping humans in ruthless market mechanisms - are fundamentally in conflict.
Rahul Gandhi

Populism isn’t the end of liberalism. It’s now push-backism & Rahul Gandhi just faced it

Russian president Putin is wrong to say that populism signals the end of liberalism. Instead, it confirms all that is best in liberalism.

Under Modi, a resurgent middle India is coming to smash the Left-liberals’ ivory bunkers

To be liberal, you had to be Left. ‘Outsiders’ were rejected. Modi has embraced them and now enjoys power that no Indian PM has since Indira in 1971.
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Traumatic experience of liberalism made Asians and Africans distrust it

Mahatma Gandhi was one of the critics of liberalism. He saw it collapsing in the West into demagogic, racist and authoritarian regimes.

Steve Bannon-New Yorker episode: Is engaging with those you abhor appeasement or liberalism?

After facing severe backlash for inviting Steve Bannon, Donald Trump’s former adviser, to the New Yorker literary festival, the magazine dropped him. Many argue that by doing so the magazine is only giving the far-Right a stick to beat it with. ThePrint asks- Steve Bannon-New Yorker episode: Is engaging with those you abhor appeasement or liberalism? Though disturbing, Bannon’s views should be heard and challenged Ashutosh Varshney Professor of Political Science, Brown University Steve Bannon was first invited to the New Yorker festival and then dropped. What was the New Yorker afraid of? According to the basic principles of liberalism, one should not only hear dissenting views, but also consciously seek them. Support for the first argument is often drawn from Voltaire’s famous statement: “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” And the second argument rests on the belief that if we hear dissenting views,...

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Where’s the sympathy for lonely young people hit by social distancing?

Younger people report higher rates of anxiety and depression when compared with the elderly, and the pandemic hasn’t changed that.
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Allow us to restructure loans but no need for blanket recast, banks tell RBI

The Indian Banks’ Association has written to RBI, saying debt recast needs to be completed by September to prevent fresh bad loan creation.

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Himachal’s plan to counter China — train personnel in Chinese, residents in guerrilla warfare

Plan with 12 ‘high points’, drawn up by Himachal DGP Sanjay Kundu at the behest of Governor Bandaru Dattatreya, sent to Defence Minister Rajnath Singh for action.
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Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.