ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Calcutta Diary

AM Something must have seriously gone wrong with the scale of values: Those who consistently opposed the government's adherence to the debt trap path are being asked to prove their credentials, while those who, either because of lack of foresight or lack of scruples, have sold the country down the drain are being certified as super-patriots making positive contributions towards toning up the economy THE McCarthyites, including those belonging to the non-resident species, can be ignored. For more than forty years, they have dreamed the American dream. They cannot quite believe their present luck; all of a sudden, that dream is on the way to realisation, or so they think. On a joyful occasion such as this, some exuberance on their part is understandable. Now that their kingdom has come, their ideological adversaries must be made to bite the dust. The McCarthyites, it is well known, have, by definition, the monopoly of truth. Their enemies are not to be allowed any say. That is what liberalisation is all about.

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