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Power Politics

Arundhati Roy

Pages: 192
Edition: Updated Edition
ISBN: 0-89608-668-2
Format: paper
Release Date: 2002-01-01
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Arundhati Roy, the internationally acclaimed author of The God of Small Things, explores the politics of writing and the human and environmental costs of development in Power Politics. Roy challenges the idea that only experts can speak out on such urgent matters as nuclear war, the privatization of India’s power supply by Enron—now the center of a major national controversy over its corrupt business practices— and the construction of monumental dams in India, which will dislocate millions of people. “If [Roy] continues to upset the globalization applecart like a Tom Paine pamphleteer, she will either be greatly honored or thrown in jail,” wrote Pawl Hawken in Wired Magazine.

When the US responded to the unconscionable attacks of September 11 by preparing to wage a war on Afghanistan, Roy wrote an internationally acclaimed essay, “The Algebra of Infinite Justice,” calling on the world not to use violence against innocent people in Afghanistan. After the war began, she wrote another powerful challenge to the war, “War is Peace.” The essays were printed around the world and were discussed on ABC's Nightline, in Newsweek, and in the New York Times. The expanded edition of Power Politics includes the fully annotated versions of “The Algebra of Infinite Justice” and “War is Peace.”

Power Politics was a Book Sense 76 featured choice for November and December 2001 and was a Los Angeles Times “Discoveries” selection in October 2001.

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    Arundhati Roy Named One of Top 100 Global Thinkers

    Arundhati Roy has been named one of the Top 100 Global Thinkers of 2011 by Foreign Policy magazine. In her profile, the magazine says, "[Roy] has put her finger on the very real cost of India's economic boom. "We are watching a democracy turning on itself, trying to eat its own limbs," she warns. The Global Thinkers were honored at a reception in Washington, DC, on December 1 at the historic Meridian House.

    Roy is the award-winning author of many books, including The God of Small Things, Ordinary Person's Guide to Empire, Power Politics, and Field Notes on Democracy: Listening to Grasshoppers. Her more recent book is Walking with the Comrades.

    Read the profile here: http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2011/11/28/the_fp_top_100_global_thinkers?page=0,50#thinker94

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