INDIA: The Tired Man

"Panditji, you are leaving us orphans!" cried a Congress Party leader last week when Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru announced that he wanted to step down for a while as Prime Minister. Nehru had come to the conclusion that something was terribly wrong with his chosen instrument, the Congress Party, and that many of his aides, through self-seeking, corruption, scandals, jobbery and squabbling, had turned it into a flabby, directionless movement that is unable to win the support of the young or to counteract the wave of cynicism spreading throughout India.

Heading to the Woods. The party stalwarts were in a panic...

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