Il volume è una raccolta di saggi sui grandi temi sui quali Arundhati Roy è impegnata in prima persona: dalla battaglia per la democrazia in India, con una analisi della classe politica indiana che ha corroso il midollo della democrazia parlamentare laica per il proprio tornaconto elettorale; agli spaventosi "giochi nucleari" in cui sono coinvolti India e Pakistan; al come contrastare l'Impero, che non è soltanto il governo statunitense e i suoi satelliti europei, la Banca mondiale o il fondo monetario internazionale, ma è qualcosa di più. In molti paesi l'Impero ha generato sottoprodotti pericolosi: nazionalismo, fanatismo religioso, fascismo e terrorismo.
- ISBN: 8882466337
- Casa Editrice: Guanda
- Pagine: 180
- Data di uscita: 05-09-2003
What is “Empire”? The elucidation of this question is what is attempted in this book by Arundhati Roy. It is actually a collection of her essays, articles and speeches during the period 2002 – 2004, and not a book with a beginning, middle and end. But one theme runs through all these seemingly unconn Leggi tutto
Political eye Bringing world and Indian politics and corporations to light. Also the impact on the lives of affected. Arundhati Roy is really inspiring.
In my journey through Roy’s nonfiction, the ‘War on Terror’ has escalated into the invasion of Iraq (2003-2004)… Highlights : --“ Peace is War: The Collateral Damage of Breaking News ”: explores the key role of the corporate media in controlling “democracy”. “Peace is War” is meant to convey that Western Leggi tutto
Roy begins by detailing what is democracy and how we can make it work: The only way to make democracy real is to begin a process of constant questioning, permanent provocation, and continuous public conversation between citizens and the state. On freedom: It is important to remember that our fr
An Ordinary Person's Guide to Empire (Paperback) by Arundhati Roy I picked up this book while in India last fall. The hotel I was staying at in Jaipur was selling it in their gift shop. I started it while still traveling but didn't finish it until the beginning of the new year. Consisting of a collect Leggi tutto
Some of my favorite quotations: "Debating Imperialism is a bit like debating the pros and cons of rape. What can we say? That we really miss it?" "Calling anyone who protests against the violation of their human and constitutional rights a terrorist can end up becoming a self-fulfilling accusation. W Leggi tutto
At first I felt that Roy was simply rehashing other journalist musings concerning the rise of a type of neo-liberal imperialism that has taken over in the last 10 years, in particular after the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. However, Roy's rhetorical skills are unsurpassable. I was not aware of her acti Leggi tutto
I so thought this would be better and more inspiring than it was. It was filled with stereotypes of Americans and Westerners (apparently none of us have read Chomsky or have a conscience). For such a poetic, insightful and nuanced writer to write essays and speeches of such limited subtlety was a hu Leggi tutto
وبسرعة هائلة اصبح في المفضلة. الكتابة جائت من الخيال 'Television tells us that Iraq has been 'liberated' and that Afganistan is well on its way to becoming a paradise for women-thanks to bush and blair, the twenty-first century's leading feminists'
Again and again Roy asks powerful, paradigmatic questions: "Can we leave the bauxite in the mountain?" "How deep shall we dig?" She reminds us of this shared summit, this sacred peak worthy of endless struggle and ultimate sacrifice: human dignity—timeless, sacrosanct, and unmuddied by the idols of Leggi tutto
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