In The Armchair

India-Pak-US Motivations

Posted in India by Armchair Guy on February 6, 2010

Here’s a practical interview on the simple things that drive India, Pak and US interactions.  Ignore the silly headline.  I think I agree with most of the points made, although local politics (the need for politicians to appear effective to the public) probably plays a bigger role in all three countries than this article lets on.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Everybody-in-Pak-knows-Indias-prosperity-is-the-next-big-story-Steve-Coll/articleshow/5542004.cms

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  1. Phase Shift said, on February 26, 2010 at 1:19 am

    With your permission, I am gonna use these lines of yours:

    … if Husain had painted Mohammed or Allah nude, he would have been beheaded publicly at a stadium while a capacity crowd cheered

    I don’t even intend to add any of my own words. Just copy the whole thing as you wrote.

  2. Armchair Guy said, on February 26, 2010 at 2:02 am

    If you use it without attribution, no problem.

    If you intend to attribute it to me, I’d appreciate it if you included my entire comment — including the parts which implied he should not be persecuted for painting what he wants.


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