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Learning from Mahatma Gandhi’s Mistakes – 3

In this third and concluding part of a series, Koenraad Elst tells us how the pacifism of Gandhi hurt the Hindu society. His was a position as untenable as that of Jinnah. His impractical advice in fact of violence led to even more violence and bloodshed and was irresponsible to say the least.

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Learning from Mahatma Gandhi’s Mistakes – 2

In this second part of the series, Dr. Koenraad Elst analyzes the faults of Mahatma Gandhi. He argues that his primary fault was not his insistence on universal and un-conditional non-violence, but his fanatacism and intolerance regarding the implementation of ideas that he thought were correct for not just himself but for the entire society.

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Ambedkar on Islam

Apr 14,20by Koenraad Elst

In this article, Dr. Koenraad Elst analyzes the least talked about aspect of Ambedkar's writings, and this is his views on Islam, Muslims and Pakistan. He had made as scathing a critique of Islam, as that of Hinduism and advocated a complete population transfer between India and Pakistan, believing that Hindus and Muslims would never be able to live with each other. These are the views of Ambedkar that liberals try hard to hide. Dr. Elst, in this excerpt from 'Agastya to Ambedkar' brings you these views particularly.

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Learning from Mahatma Gandhi’s Mistakes – 1

In this first in a series of articles, Dr. Koenraad Elst discusses the major mistakes of Gandhi, contending that it is bad for any country to idolize political figures. He discusses his major mistakes during the World War II, in the mobilization of the minorities etc. He analyzes his autocratic decisions of calling off protests mid-way after exhorting everyone to go for it.

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Psychology of Jesus

Everyone knows that the sources on Jesus’s life are insufficient for writing his biography.  But they are sufficient to reach the conclusion that he was a pathological personality.  At any rate, these are the conclusions which liberal theology has reached by thinking and taking into account the findings of modern psychiatry.

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Negationism in India: General Characteristics

India has its own full-fledged brand of negationism: a movement to deny the large-scale and long-term crimes against humanity committed by Islam. This movement is led by Islamic apologists and Marxist academics, and followed by all the politicians, journalists and intellectuals who call themselves secularists. In contrast to the European negationism regarding the Nazi acts of genocide, but similar to the Turkish negationism regarding the Armenian genocide, the Indian negationism regarding the terrible record of Islam is fully supported by the establishment.

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