Una veemente denuncia degli abusi e degli orrori perpetrati dalla ristretta élite politica ed economica che governa l’India capitalista e che detiene il monopolio della ricchezza. Un pamphlet di denuncia dal tono polemico e brillante, pungente, ironico, talvolta sarcastico, arricchito da casi di cronaca e da aneddoti esemplificativi. Non si può restare indifferenti quando Roy parla di una vera guerra in atto per il possesso della terra nella giungla dell’India centrale sotto assedio, con 350.000 persone obbligate ad abbandonare i loro villaggi e migliaia di suicidi, o di decine di migliaia di torturati e 70.000 morti in Kashmir. Un libro interessante per chi ama sentire voci alternative, una denuncia polemica del lato oscuro della democrazia più grande del mondo, supportata da un pensiero brillante e originale, limpido e critico.
- ISBN: 8823511240
- Casa Editrice: Guanda
- Pagine: 180
- Data di uscita: 07-05-2015
A fast-paced collection of anti-capitalist articles and essays, Capitalism: A Ghost Story reckons with the violence of neoliberal rule. Addressing everything from the current state of the Kashmir conflict to the resurgence of right-wing extremism, the pieces gathered here chart with great dexterity
Since reading Leslie Chang's Factory Girls and Katherine Boo's Behind the Beautiful Forevers , I've been haunted by the way capitalism seems to be establishing itself in developing nations. In a nutshell: China and India seem to have vaulted right over the part of capitalism that's supposed to be abo Leggi tutto
Roy brings nothing new to this book. It comes across as a collage of newspaper articles, a copy-paste of Roy’s own previous socio-political writings with may be slight references from the Foreign Affairs Journals or a Forbes Magazine. The befitting description would be this rather intriguing anecdot Leggi tutto
Buy this book for the person in your life who thinks ethical capitalism exists and is a fan of the Gates Foundation
The stories find the artist, but it takes a special artist to listen to the ghosts of the unheard. The Good : --I read this several years ago while exploring “economics”, and since then I’ve followed up on several loose-ends (see below). However, Roy’s message was clear from the beginning; real-world Leggi tutto
capitalism is actual trash.
A short, fearless collection of essays on the interplay between neoliberal capitalism, imperialism, xenophobia, violence, censorship, and the surveillance state in modern India, with a particular focus on the "low-intensity" war waged between the Indian military and so-called Maoist insurgents in Ka Leggi tutto
After reading Roy's "The Doctor and the Saint" on the Ambedkar and Gandhi debate, I anticipated great things to follow. There most certainly will be, but unfortunately this is not one of them. This is a sustained diatribe on military, industrial, crony capital, foreign funding, world banking, land g Leggi tutto
Arundhati Roy is always great but somehow expected more from this. Perhaps it is meant for an audience who doesn't know about the problems with capitalism or in Kashmir.
Incredibly depressing, but well worth the (brief) time and effort invested in reading, this should be considered a must-read. I was going to post a few quotes in my review, but there is something quotable on virtually every page. Very enlightening and troubling.
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