Die Politik Der Macht
Arundhati Roy -"India's most impassioned critic of globalization" (New York Times)-has expanded the compelling first edition of Power Politics with two new essays on the U.S. war on terrorism. A Book Sense 76 choice for November/December 2001 and Los Angeles Times "Discoveries" selection, Power Politics challenges the idea that only experts can speak out on such urgent mat...more
Wow. These essays should be must reading for all Americans. They will, or should, pull you out of any narrow America-is-the-Center-of-the-Universe mindset you may have.
I've had, and will continue to have, disagreements with friends who believe that an American life is worth more than the life of anyone else. Where does that come from? How blind do you have to be not to see that America, too, has clay feet? That we aren't perfect? That we've done terrible things, and are continuing to do terrible...more
In India, massive protests i...more
I got it because I had just listened to Roy's "Come September" speech and was very impressed. This book was comparatively underwhelming; Roy wonders early on why the person who wrote "The God of Small Things" is considered a 'writer' while the person who wrote these essays is considered an 'activist'. I don't disagree with her point (I have yet to read Roy's other essays, even her famed one on India becoming a Nuclear Power, by...more
"Isn't it true, or at least theoretically possible that there are times in the life of a people or a nation when the political climate deman...more
It's non-fiction and there is an excellent essay in it called The Algebra of Infinite Justice about the 9/11 attacks, global poverty and the convoluted biased media and all the spin surrounding politics.
The rest of the book was okay, although I was a little bit annoyed by the tone.... My...more
I take issue with Roy's irregular capitalization and some of the more outlandish comparisons that are not necessarily appropriate and lean towards fallacies. However I recognize their place in a world where shock value is har...more
Now that I've finished this, I'm going to gobble up anything else she's written, and hope to find some s...more
For her work as an activist she received the Cultural Freedom Prize awarded by the Lannan Foundation in 2002.