October 2, 2019

FROM THE ARCHIVES: WHO COULD EVER TAKE HIM SERIOUSLY....:

Among the Hagiographers: Early on Gandhi was dubbed a 'mortal demi-god'--and he has been regarded that way ever since (ANDREW ROBERTS, 3/27/11, WSJ)

Joseph Lelyveld has written a ­generally admiring book about ­Mohandas Gandhi, the man credited with leading India to independence from Britain in 1947. Yet "Great Soul" also obligingly gives readers more than enough information to discern that he was a sexual weirdo, a political incompetent and a fanatical faddist--one who was often downright cruel to those around him. Gandhi was therefore the archetypal 20th-century progressive ­intellectual, professing his love for ­mankind as a concept while actually ­despising people as individuals.

...after reading this.

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[originally posted: 3/28/11]


Posted by at October 2, 2019 12:16 PM

  

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