The Future of Governance is Here

The Future of Governance is Here

In “the discourses”, Machiavelli has a passage on the religion of Romans. He compares two great Roman rulers: Romulus, one of its founders and a later day ruler Numa. He says that if one were to question which of these two was a greater ruler he would pick Numa because […]

 

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    Is secularism as practiced in India dharmic?

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