In the case of India, the name, of course, is Gandhi. With the exception of Gandhi, all of these figures match pretty well with Machiavelli's model, set out in The Prince, of political brilliance and political ruthlessness. (Lummis 2006: 314) Liberalism, as hard as it may seem to believe, was one of the prime factors influencing economic structures and thoughts that had come from the Western mind. Economist around the world began to realize that the current global policies that were falling into place from such minds as Margaret Thatcher, Helmut Kohl and the Reagan-Bush eras as well as the World Bank and the IMF, came from an even more historically distant source: The connections between post-1970s global economic ideologies extolling the global marketplace and the social and intellectual revolutions of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries that ushered in a new political economy of bourgeois property rights, market power, and the rule of national states. This ‘classical liberalism’ they perceived, was often integral with, rather than antagonistic to, latter-day conservatism, and neoliberalism deliberately harkened back to that classical tradition. The Literal and Symbolic Concept of a Much Larger World.
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