The World Today - Political Dynasties in South Asia

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A weekly review of world politics by one of the world’s sharpest and most outspoken political analysts. Tariq Ali is the author of numerous books, both fiction and non-fiction. In today's program Ali discusses political dynasties in South Asia, home to slightly under two billion people, and why they are such a pronounced phenomenon in this region, as opposed to other parts of the world. Ali uses the example of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty in India and its recent electoral defeat at the hands of the right-wing and the Bhutto dynasty in Pakistan as examples of politics as a family heirloom. teleSUR