Professor of Philosophy, A C Grayling gave a wonderful presentation of essays yesterday afternoon at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. His new book is a collection of essays of a variety of subjects quite like in the ‘pre-novel’ era when essays were highly regarded.
The danger behind Arundhati Roy’s new book, Broken Republic: Three Essays, was reported on in The Guardian online on Sunday. I read Simon Moss’s article with great interest to learn more about the woman who I have admired for many years.
Some call her a political activist, campaigner and Maoist ideologist, but from everything I have read about Roy, she defies all of these terms. She fights for the people whatever or whoever they are. She sees the world in a very different way to most of us and the ruin of natural habitat in the aim of progression is not part of her agenda.