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 matters as nuclear war, the privatization of India’s power supply by U.S.-based energy companies, and the construction of monumental dams in India.
Arundhati Roy, the internationally acclaimed author of The God of Small Things, brings her keen novelist’s eye to her analysis of the tragic events of September 11 and the military response, starting with the U.S. bombing of Afghanistan.
About the Author
Arundhati Roy wowed critics with her writing debut, The God of Small Things, which won the Booker Prize in 1998. She has also published several collections of essays The Cost of Living, Power Politics and most recently War Talk. Ms. Roy is an outspoken critic of India's nuclear weapons testing, controversial environmental issues and the US "war on terrorism".
Table of Contents
|The Ladies Have Feelings, So ... Shall We Leave It to the Experts?||1|
|Power Politics: The Reincarnation of Rumpelstiltskin||35|
|On Citizens' Rights to Express Dissent||87|
|The Algebra of Infinite Justice||105|
|War Is Peace||125|
|About the Author||183|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The essay 'Algebra of Infinite Justice' is powerful. A must read. I am forever grateful for Arundhati Roy for keeping me sane at times where I thought I was crazy because no one else seemed to think the same way I did.