Daily Archive: August 13, 2013

Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 24

QUESTIONS ASKED: DAY – 24 (12/08/2013) 1)“The peasant movements of the second half of the nineteenth century lacked a positive conception of an alternative society – a conception which would unite the people in a common struggle on a wide regional and all-India plane and help develop a long term political developments”. Critically examine. 2)“The railways, instead of serving as...

A Point of View: Is Democracy Overrated?

Democracy is championed as a universal good by the West, but we over-estimate its power to guarantee personal and political freedom, argues Roger Scruton. For some time, the leading Western nations have acted upon the assumption that democracy is the solution to political conflict, and that the ultimate goal of foreign policy must be to encourage the emergence of democracy...