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Capitalism: A Ghost Story
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    Courageous and clarion Roy (Walking with the Comrades, 2011) continues her analysis and documentation of
    the disastrous consequences of unchecked global capitalism. She investigates India’s “Gush Up” capitalism and how it is
    reinforcing a caste system that benefits the elite while wreaking cruel havoc on the greater population and the
    country’s invaluable natural resources. Roy reports on collusion between New Delhi and multinational corporations that
    results in the corruption and dysfunction of local governments and brutal initiatives, disguised as security measures,
    in which people are forced off their land to make way for highways, airports, dams, mines, and factories. While violence
    is used against the poor, the middle class is covertly coerced by way of what Roy calls the “exquisite art of Corporate
    Philanthropy.” She cites eye-opening examples of how the support by well-established international foundations of
    admirable cultural projects and NGOs also insidiously engenders privatization and the infiltration of grass-roots
    movements against corporate pillaging. As Roy observes, “The algebra of infinite injustice works in mysterious ways.”
    Precise and revelatory, Roy gives us an awful lot to think about. --Donna Seaman

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    Capitalism feels like straight reportage from the front lines of a war. In every part of the world, the rich few keep
    getting richer on the backs of a population that continues to work harder and grow poorer for it. And Roy keeps sending
    these furious, intelligent bulletins to alert us to what's going on. More people than ever are listening to her." ―The
    Stranger

    Praise for Arundhati Roy's Field Notes on Democracy:

    "Gorgeously wrought . . . pitch-perfect prose. . . . In language of terrible beauty, she takes India's everyday
    tragedies and reminds us to be outraged all over again." ―Time

    "In her searing account, Roy asks whether our shriveled forms of democracy will be 'the endgame of the human race'―and
    shows vividly why this is a prospect not to be lightly dismissed." ―Noam Chomsky

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

    “An electrifying political essayist... So fluent is her prose, so keen her understanding of global politics, and so
    resonant her objections to nuclear weapons, assaults against the environment, and the endless suffering of the poor that
    her essays are as uplifting as they are galvanizing.” ―Booklist

    Capitalism feels like straight reportage from the front lines of a war. In every part of the world, the rich few keep
    getting richer on the backs of a population that continues to work harder and grow poorer for it. And Roy keeps sending
    these furious, intelligent bulletins to alert us to what's going on. More people than ever are listening to her." —The
    Stranger

    Praise for Arundhati Roy's Field Notes on Democracy:

    "Gorgeously wrought . . . pitch-perfect prose. . . . In language of terrible beauty, she takes India's everyday
    tragedies and reminds us to be outraged all over again." —Time

    "In her searing account, Roy asks whether our shriveled forms of democracy will be 'the endgame of the human race'—and
    shows vividly why this is a prospect not to be lightly dismissed." —Noam Chomsky

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

    “An electrifying political essayist... So fluent is her prose, so keen her understanding of global politics, and so
    resonant her objections to nuclear weapons, assaults against the environment, and the endless suffering of the poor that
    her essays are as uplifting as they are galvanizing.” —Booklist

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