Got called a “foreign aggressor” running a hate campaign against India by an irate nationalist. I don’t love or hate India anymore than I love or hate the US. I’m not that attached to the nation-state.

It was the Roman writer Terence who said “nothing human is alien to me.” Marx & Tennessee Williams both used that phrase in their writings & I think it sums up why so many of us are concerned about human rights issues anywhere & don’t let boundaries get in the way of that. We refuse to accept artificial impediments between us or stand silent if others are being persecuted. Not from noblesse oblige but because we wouldn’t like it ourselves & we’re all in this together.

If the nationalists don’t like it, they can hunker down in their provincialism & suck it.