As some of you know, I am an admirer of Dr Vishal Mangalwadi's work.

Ten videos of his discussion of different aspects of Obama's election are now uploaded for free viewing at: http://www.youtube.com/VishalMangalwadi

I disagree with a lot of what Dr Mangalwadi says. But what matters is neither my agreements, nor my disagreements. What matters is that, in his very winsome way, he makes you think!

The most useful thing he provides in these videos is easily-understood and very valuable correctives to many popular illusions about democracy in the USA.

The videos are important for Americans, no doubt.

But they are particularly important for non-Americans concerned about encouraging genuine democracy in OTHER countries.

Professor Prabhu Guptara