Shruti Rajagopalan

Shruti Rajagopalan is an Assistant Professor in Economics at Purchase College, State University of New York, and Fellow at the Classical Liberal Institute, New York University Law School.

My Reasons for Hope and Despair

If we cannot educate ourselves out of the spreading illiberalism, then what can be done? While I am deeply cynical about reforming political institutions, I have the greatest conviction in the ingenuity of the human mind.

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Democracy vs The Republic

Indians have embraced democracy to such an extent that they have left its excesses unchecked. Ambedkar warned that "the purpose of a Constitution is not merely to create the organs of the state but to limit their authority."

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