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American Power and the Mandarins

American Power and the Mandarins GPD NO doubt a flood of words will be written over the next few weeks over Robert Hardgrave's study for the 'State Department' which the Patriot of Delhi tells us has never been printed or published as the Department of State claimed in its clarification following the first disclosure of the Report. Hardgrave who went into the question of what would happen in India in the event of the "sudden and untimely" death of Indira Gandhi has done an exercise which speaks more of the state of Political Science in the US than the situation in India. In lndia, of course, we leave such matters to astrologers w ho, as it turns out, do not necessarily make more inaccurate predictions than Hardgrave and the like. The Department of State would have done better to have contacted the Jyotishis of Varanasi, Rameshwaram and Nasik and then fed their predictions into a computer. Probably a more sensible picture would have emerged. The nonsense that Hardgrave has written has been neither printed nor published, thank God for small mercies. It has only been replicated and a few numbered copies circulated to select top officials. As we said above, a whole lot of more of information might come out in the process. The last word on the Hardgrave affair is yet to be said.

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