Hooray for Bollywood

The latest Reason Magazine has another article by Shikha Dalmia (no link available yet) repeating the arguments she has made here,
and in this video, that Bollywood movies have a better chance of influencing the Muslim world away from radical Islam and toward modernity and tolerance than either the hard power of military interventions, or the softer power of american cultural exports.

Her arguments (that people are more readily adopting norms presented by products that bridge the cultural divide rather than the vastly different western products or the invasive imperialism-tainted pressure of militaries) seem plausible to me.

I welcome progress; whatever the source.


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