Sunday, September 19, 2004

Arundhati Roy: An Ordinary Person's Guide to Empire

I just read this essay in Arundhati Roy's latest collection of essays "An Ordinary Person's Guide to Empire" (the essay's title was changed to the title of the book). Its a year old, but it seems prophetic in the light of recent events and the exposure of American prison abuses and corporate corruption in the Iraqi occupation--its angry, its passionate, and it is an important plea to the American people to reclaim their country:

Roy, Arundhati. "Mesoptamia. Babylon. Tigris. Euphrates." Guardian (April 2, 2003)

Atlantic Blog Postings Attacking Roy's Article

Also check out:

“Public Power in the Age of Empire: Arundhati Roy on War, Resistance and the Presidency.” Democracy Now (August 23, 2004)

Come September (from War Talk)

For the Greater Common Good: The Pen As a Tool For Activism

Z-Net Interview of Roy

Surf Wax: Archive of Recent News Involving/About Roy

Life Comes Between a Firebrand and her Fiction

Roy is the Beginning of the Rainbow

Seize the Time

Crashing the Party: Arundhati Roy and Ashwin Desai Inside the Republican National Convention

Public Power in the Age of Empire

The New American Century

Excerpts from the Book "An Ordinary Person's Guide to Empire"

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