Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Can Freedom and good civic sense coexist in the developing world?

I am starting to think that it is socialism that may have taught the Chinese good civic order which we Indians seem to lack. (perhaps the public exercise drills, everyone wearing a blue uniform etc under Chairman Mao?) The civic behavior I am seeing is close to what you see in the west i.e. orderly lines and a respect for the law. What is ironic is that the Chinese achieved this with a communist dictatorship and we haven’t been able to do it with 60 years of democracy. Maybe freedom and orderly civic behavior are mutually exclusive at least in the developing nations.


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