President Clinton has arrived. It's time to review our relations with the US. Political pundits dream about a strategic alliance of Russia, China and India to contain the US. They are daft. China gets 20 times more direct investment from the US than India. Russia depends on the US for assistance. Our pundits can't stomach a unipolar world. They resent one nation dominating the world.
But America is not a nation. It is a myth. It is an accident of history. It is a bizarre experiment that succeeded. To deal with it successfully, Indians have first to understand America.