Sunday, October 4, 2009

India is A Functioning Anarchy-Part1

John Kenneth Galbraith
Modern India has forgotten Galbraith, but during the 1960s and 1970s he was almost a household name, recalls India’s Business Standard. He had served as the US ambassador to India during John F Kennedy’s presidency, and as his friend, he gave India access of the kind it has never enjoyed. As JFK’s friend, he enjoyed access here as well, and could drop in on Jawaharlal Nehru almost at will. As he has recorded in his Ambassador’s Journal, the two had long chats and clearly enjoyed each other’s company. Ever the master of the bon mot, he dubbed India a ‘functioning anarchy‘. He remained India’s friend till the end.

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