How Jawaharlal Nehru unquestioningly accepted communist theories
How Arundhati Roy draws absurd conclusions from half-baked analyses
How Khushwant Singh trivializes and misinforms on religion
How Kuldip Nayar promotes appeasement of belligerent neighbours
How Mani Shankar Aiyar continues to recite socialist absurdities
How P. Chidambaram promotes illiberal concepts, and much more.
This book takes a
rare, hard look at India’s leading public intellectuals whose greatness is taken
for granted but whose sophistry is overlooked. Ravi Shanker Kapoor exposes them
as cowardly thinkers incapable of challenging conventional wisdom.
not the personal follies and foibles of these worthies that Kapoor finds
troubling but their unquestioning acceptance of failed Leftist theories, and
slavish adherence to politically "correct" ideas. Smug in their acceptance by an
adoring Left-liberal media they are blind to empirical evidence which flies in
the face of their positions, oblivious both to opportunities thrown up by
changed times and to the clear and present dangers of the status quo, whether it
be the scourge of socialism or the malevolence of Islamic terror. Thus the
spreading of lies, a betrayal of both their own vocation and of the Indian
Ravi Shanker Kapoor
uses his pen as a butcher wields his knife. In Kapoor’s abattoir, no cow is holy
enough to be spared — and no reputation hallowed enough to be revered. Combining
journalistic experience with solid scholarship, Kapoor relishes in taking on
some of the biggest icons in India's public discourse. His is an original voice.