Sunday, August 26, 2012

Monumental Folly

Idealism can do you in.
Take the example of Jawahar Lal Nehru.
China's aggression against India was a rude awakening for him.
And it was too late too for ultimately it sapped all life out of him.
The feeling is accentuated by the following quote, in Frontline.

"He (Jawaharlal Nehru) rejected the Soviet offer to propose India as the sixth permanent member of the Security Council and insisted that priority be given to China's admission to the United Nations"
S. Gopal: Jawaharlal Nehru;
Volume II; page 248.