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🤔The Story of India's Partition | Wisdom Letter #154
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This is something I wish someone had explained to me when I was starting out.
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India celebrates it’s 75th Independence Day tomorrow.
It’s a moment of glory worth celebrating.
Freedom is a core human need and every person on the planet deserves it. So it must be celebrated and cherished.
But India’s independence also marks the bloody partition of a prosperous sub-continent into 2 artificial countries.
The largest forced migration in human history that caused 15 million people to lose their homes and over 1 million people to lose their lives.
The partition is a highly nuanced topic that will required many books to understand properly.
But if you’re short on time, this 5 minute video from Ted Ed is the gist -
Staying on the topic of partition, this video from Vox dives deeper into the issue. This is an on the ground report of the problem -
One final recommendation on the partition of India.
This is a fantastic speech by Indian politician Shashi Tharoor on the topic of “Does Britain owe reparations to India?”
Held the Oxford Union Society in Britain.
Watch this video to get your mind blown.
This is a hard hitting look at what 200 years of British colonization did to a prosperous country like India.
Why Aristotle matters!
“The best way to organize the state is the one that creates the most happiness for its citizens (not an easy problem, of course). For Aristotle, the polity, the ideal democracy, met this criteria — it allowed for the development of virtues that support the common interest, and limited the emphasis on wealth, allowing for the development of a desirable middle class.”
Read this brilliant article from Farnam Street about Aristotle and how he thought about organizing the state.
Never trust an article that says “Some scientists think” as it’s sources.
Read this from a real scientist -
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