Liberals, Can We Now Cancel Shashi Tharoor?

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Liberals, Can We Now Cancel Shashi Tharoor?

Illustration: Shruti Yatam

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merican theologian James Freeman once wrote, “The difference between a politician and a statesman is that a politician thinks about the next election, while the statesman thinks about the next generation.” For a decade now, Shashi Tharoor has seemed the latter. A charming contradiction of the traditional neta, a man capable of writing his own books let alone his speeches; someone who purposely drives the agendas of the next generation – sexual liberty, women’s rights, free speech, free will, colonial reparations, and so on.

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