DELHI — What do you make of this month’s attacks on Pathankot Air Force Station and Bacha Khan University? My guess is you don’t know — you’ve heard next to nothing about either.
In part, that may be because the Indian subcontinent is very far from America. On the other hand, aren’t we supposed to be living in a global village? The media’s inattention also may reflect the view, recently expressed by trendsetter Barack Obama, that it’s “over the top” to suggest we are engaged in “World War III.” If there’s no world war, why should distant battles concern us?