Pratap Bhanu Mehta, president of the Center for Policy Research, is without question one of our better political thinkers. (Not just because he resigned from the Knowledge Commission on the quota issue.) And he can write.
"Just think of how we have bought into the distinction between the PM’s office and the rest of the government, as if government as a whole is not responsible for what it does… Exonerating individuals has become more important than the principle of collective responsibility."
Here's a good example: