INDIA: Put Out No Flags

In the decade that has passed since the British Raj withdrew from India, non-Communist Asia's biggest and most populous nation has been ruled by one party and one man—the Congress Party of Jawaharlal Nehru. Last week some 365 white-capped Congress Party M.P.s assembled in New Delhi's round, red sandstone Parliament building to listen to their leader. They expected both praise and advice. What they got sounded more like a funeral oration.

Snapped Nehru: "The Congress Party is weak and getting weaker." While his sweating partymen squirmed in their chairs, Nehru lashed out at...

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