Mahatma Gandhi saw the need of a vision for the nation, the need to change the hearts and the minds of people, as more important than political freedom. He also saw the centrality of the vision in bringing about this change. To the extent that we (Indians) followed that vision we have been successful. And failed to the extent we compromised with it.
If Pakistan is a failed state today, it is only because it was an alternative without a vision.
So it is with some satisfaction that I note L.K. Advani's good efforts in leading with an alternative vision.