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Saturday, July 23, 2005

The Land Of The Missed Opportunity?

In an article in The Republic, Vancouver, Kevin Potvin writes:

"In both China and India, however, conditions are not conducive for the creation of new ideas. Neither are notably open and tolerant societies. China remains under the iron-grip rule of single-party communist dictatorship and Chinese society is oppressive with social rules while a bureaucratic straightjacket reigns in all free thinkers. India, though a democracy, is no place to get something new off the ground, as anyone who has ever been there can attest. V S Naipaul called India the land of missed opportunity, and despite huge economic advances there recently, it remains a place where free thinkers are frustrated."

The poor man. Obviously quite unaware of what's happening in the world around him.


  • Missed opportunity indeed. I'd agree with him.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:04 PM  

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