India’s ungoverned spaces: Out of the trees | The Economist: The whole conflict seems unreal--Maoists? Are there even any Maoists in China any more? The insurgents use the classic tactics of intimidation and assassination to deny the government access and power over outlying areas. The peasants are the ones that suffer. Here is a democracy with a good record on human rights and a quickly growing economy suffering from one of the worst terrorist campaigns in the world. It is a conflict that challenges many of our assumptions about terrorism.