Since Partition, India's religious/ethnic political landscape has been one torn by clashes military, criminal, and otherwise. The threat of Pakistani terror always looms large, as was the case with the brutal attacks on the Taj hotel and other locations in Bombay over a year ago. Yet, in the face of it all, India does not, like us, wish to suspend the rule of law, wage a perpetual war for perpetual peace, or wallow in pathetic flailing over their victim status. No, instead they persevere toward their national goals of self-determination and global legitimacy. Matt Yglesias reminds me.