Sauvik Chakraverti

Indians elections on, socialists vs fascists


Sauvik Chakraverti, author of Antidote: Essays Against The Socialist Indian State, discusses the upcoming Indian elections, the fascist tendencies of the Hindu BJP party, the growing influence of libertarian thought in India and how the Mumbai terrorist attack could have been prevented if Indians had the right to bear arms.

MP3 here. (17:53)

Sauvik Chakraverti is the author of Free Your Mind: A Beginner’s Guide To Political Economics and writes the Antidote blog.

3 thoughts on “Sauvik Chakraverti”

  1. Forgive my skepticism, but I can’t help thinking that a heavily armed Indian populace would not be the world’s best idea. The communal violence is bad enough when they’re armed with bricks, sticks and machetes. Toting firearms…it doesn’t bear thinking about.

    Yes, I can hear it now: “But if everybody’s armed, it will discourage violence.”

    Right. Yeah. Like having a population riven by sectarian division and swimming in arms didn’t result in a bloodbath in Iraq.

  2. What Sauvik says is true. What is needed is a right to arms. Forget the terrorists, this country is not in a position to provide security at multiple levels including from common robbers armed with just knifes. And the govt has made arms so expensive through a labyrinth of rules and tax provisions.

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