Arundhati Roy

The Indian writer Arundhati Roy lectured on the stupidity of power, and talked to historian Howard Zinn afterwards on 18 September 2002. And even though the US hadn’t attacked Iraq yet then, much of what she says rings true,

Soviet-style communism failed, not because it was intrinsically evil but because it was flawed. It allowed too few people to usurp too much power. Twenty-first century market-capitalism, American style, will fail for the same reasons. Both are edifices constructed by the human intelligence, undone by human nature.

A transcript of that meeting can be read here. But there’s also a cd

Listen to a long quote here.

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