In the early 20th century, as four medieval empires disintegrated, it was Russian social democracy that put the right to self-determination of nations on the global agenda, including in Woodrow Wilson’s 14 points.
‘Rethinking education’ through discussion would emphasise the need to go beyond a strictly utilitarian vision and reform the human capital approach.
A baleful feature of contemporary Indian politics is the subjugation of the mind to partisanship in the narrowest sense.
The fight against any form of oppression also needs the solidarity of the “physically unaffected” but “morally moved”- people of privilege. Such solidarity is very rare and unquestionably pure