Pankaj Mishra

For Pankaj Mishra's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Aug 4, 2015

Can Singapore save democracy?

The conditions exist for Singapore to move from being a showcase of efficient authoritarianism to an exemplar of that much-invoked but nearly extinct thing: democracy.

Sep 2, 2014

Modi goes to Japan chasing a foolish crush

It is hard not to suspect naivete in Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's plan to model India's economy on Japan's postwar achievements. After all, Japan owes much of that economic miracle to America's willingness to open its own markets to Japanese manufacturers while turning ...