Excerpt of an exchange between Sir Thomas More and Thomas Cromwell in Robert Bolt’s play, A Man for All Seasons:
“You threaten like a dockside bully.”
“How should I threaten?”
“Like a Minister of State, with justice.”
“Oh, justice is what you are threatened with.”
“Then I am not threatened.”
Father Stan Swamy, S. J., died unthreatened.
S. Subramanian is an economist, independent researcher, former National Fellow of the Indian Council of Social Science Research, and a retired Professor of the Madras Institute of Development Studies.