- His opinion on the nuclear explosions by the two South Asian rivals was that they were a mistake for both moral and political reasons.
- He also says that the "India is taken seriously because of the bomb" line is absolute BS; India is taken seriously because of its economy. He points out that the rightwing government did not mention/make a big deal about the newfound nuclear status in the run up to the very next elections soon after the explosions.
- He also had stuff to say about the Iraq War. Check out the interview.
Friday, December 30, 2005
Catching Up: Amartya Sen
A while back, while Dr. Amartya Sen, the Nobel laureate economist was on a book tour, I mentioned his description of Pakistan's Civil Society. Coming out of my "blogger's block", I have been going through my backlog of notes and found a couple of other points in the interview I quoted from which I hadn't mentioned: