View Full Version : Literate Politicians!! What for??

May 31st, 2001, 05:05 PM
Plato wanted states to be ruled by Philosopher Kings who had the training to recognize the Good and thus achieve an Ideal State. But today situation in India is exactly the reverse. The quality of the politicians has been going down steadily so that we have illiterate politicians ruling us.
1. What do you think about literacy being a necessary qualification for politicians?
2. What should bethe level of education? What kind of education?
3. Would such a requirement be an encroachment of the fundamental rights in a democracy?

It'd be interesting to know everyone's views.