An Ordinary Person’s Guide To Empire

An Ordinary Person’s Guide To Empire

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Author: Arundhati Roy
Publisher: Penguin
Year: 2005
Language: English
Pages: 424
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0670057614


When India detonated a thermonuclear device in May 1998, Arundhati Roy wrote The End of Imagination. Since then she has written with clarity, precision and insight about a range of subjects of the utmost importance. This second volume of her collected writing brings together fourteen essays written between June 2002 and November 2004.

In these essays she draws the thread of empire through seemingly unconnected arenas, uncovering the links between America’s War on Terror, the growing threat of corporate power, the response of nation states to resistance movements, caste and communal politics in India, the role of NGOs, and the perverse machinery of an increasingly corporatized mass media.

Meticulously researched and carefully argued, The Ordinary Person’s Guide to Empire is a necessary work for our times.

In her Ordinary Person’s Guide, Roy’s Perfect Pitch and sharp scalpel are once again, a wonder and a joy to behold. No less remarkable is the range of material subjected to her sure and easy touch, and the surprising information she reveals at every turn.
-Noam Chomsky

Reading Arundhati Roy is how the peace movement arms itself. She turns our grief and rage into courage.
-Naomi Klein

She makes sense of what we have to do. Thereby offering an example, of being fully alive in our world, such as it is, and of getting close to those for whom this world has become intolerable.
-John Berger

The fierceness with which she loves humanity moves my heart.
-Alice Walker

The scale of what Roy surveys is staggering. Her pointed indictment is devastating.
-New York Times Book Review


Come September
The loneliness of noam Chomsky
Confronting Empire
Peace is War
An Ordinary Person’s guide to empire
Instant-mix imperial democracy (Buy one, get one free)
When the saints go marching out
In memory of Shankar Guha niyogi
Do turkeys enjoy thanksgiving?
How deep shall we dig?
The Road to harsud
Public Power in the age of Empire
Peace and the new corporate liberation theology