Capitalism: A Ghost Story
by Arundhati Roy
Rockefeller to Mandela, Vedanta to Anna Hazare…. How long can the cardinals of corporate gospel buy up our protests?
‘Arundhati Roy’s latest essay, entitled “Capitalism’s Ghosts” published in Outlook Magazine last week, is a magisterial analysis of India’s status in the world today. Her forensic detail and verifiable conclusions demonstrate how the nexus of the Indian ‘Lords of Capital’ are raping her land of its resources, forcibly removing her indigenous communities from land they have sustained respectfully for centuries, influencing politicians and courts and, through corporate ‘philanthropy’, having a profound impact on the development of the arts, science and culture. It is essential reading.’
Dr Felix Padel, 26th April 2012