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To appreciate Nehru today, you only have to look around & see the decay of political discourse, the erosion of Constitutional norms & rights, the polarisation of society, the usurping of Institutions & the normalisation of violence. Let us hope we’ll figure out to how to rebuild. And, of course, the deification of ignorance, the scorn for knowledge and expertise, the degradation of Universities, and the total lack of skill – and interest – in building institutions of excellence.

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