INDIA: Congress Is Political

With wisps of Axis battle smoke all but drifting across India's borders from Russia and Thailand, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and his recently released companions in civil disobedience began to waken from their prison apathy and make concessions to the logic of events. Effective as Mahatma Gandhi's passive-resistance technique may have been against the relatively civilized British, its potential worth against enemy tanks and bombers appeared questionable.

"Congress," admitted the hitherto recalcitrant Nehru, "is a political body and its attitude to the war is political, and not merely moral or ethical." He...

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