Democracy in Pakistan is an utter failure and we all know that. The blood of people of Pakistan is boiling with rage but our elected leaders are so out of tune with the reality that they dont seem to care. Machiavelli has conquered the world of politics and the politics of principles has lost out. Small wonder then that principles have been totally discarded by the rascals ruling us. United States, meanwhile, is acting as if it has no sense of civilization or compassion, just a very beastly kind of greed, pure and simple, that lowers humans to the level of animals. That is why one wonders if anyone here cares when Hilary Clinton howls the way she does. -ARIF RAHMAN CHUGHTAI, Lahore, May 14.