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Arundhati Roy

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What Have We Done to Democracy?

(110) Comments | Posted September 27, 2009 | 7:02 PM

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While we're still arguing about whether there's life after death, can we add another question to the cart? Is there life after democracy? What sort of life will it be? By "democracy" I don't mean democracy as an ideal or an aspiration. I mean the...

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9 Is Not 11

(117) Comments | Posted December 12, 2008 | 3:39 PM

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We've forfeited the rights to our own tragedies. As the carnage in Mumbai raged on, day after horrible day, our 24-hour news channels informed us that we were watching "India's 9/11." And like actors in a Bollywood rip-off of an old Hollywood film, we're expected to...

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