Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Congress Party Wins!

The Congress Party wins big in India. A rough-and-ready map of Indian politics onto American politics has Manmohan Singh's intelligent technocratic governance and the social liberalism of the Congress Party standing in for the Democrats, while the Hindu nationalism of the BJP is sort of like the Republican Party. So, the good guys won and crazy Hindu nationalists will be less equipped to beat up Muslims and uppity untouchables with impunity. Good stuff.

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