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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.
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New Yorker uninviting Steve Bannon is a lost opportunity to hear & see evil

Everyone gave the most obvious reasons for refusing to sup with The Man Who Created Trump.

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,...

Global Pulse: Macron’s ratings plummet, rebelling through music in Kabul

A roundup of the biggest news headlines from across the world.

On Camera

A file photo of Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. | Photo: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg

How France-Turkey’s probable but unlikely conflict has been shaped by Erdogan’s politics

In episode 604 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta explains the recent France-Turkey conflict and the deeper implications of this row.
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Tax revenues decline 22% in April-September, at one-fourth of full year target

Tax revenues declined 22 per cent from the year-ago period to Rs 4.58 lakh crore and were at 28 per cent of the full year target of Rs 16.36 lakh crore in the April-September period.

Defence

Army personnel during a parade (representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Army develops WhatsApp-like app for personnel to dodge risk of communication leaks

The Secure Application for Internet supports secure voice, text and video-calling services for Android platforms over the internet. It is end-to-end encrypted. 
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.