"When he spoke out against the Vietnam War, Martin Luther King Jr. drew some connections that many these days shy away from making. He explicitly described the interconnections between racism, economic exploitation and war. Would he tell people today that it is right for the U.S. government to export its cruelties — its racism, its economic bullying and its war machine to poorer countries?"
Speaking of legacies, I always enjoy Ms. Roy's political writing, but I LOVED "The God of Small Things", and I wish the world would settle down enough so that she could write fiction again (so that we could ALL take a short break from politics and find out what artistic concerns used to feel central to us).
-- true blue liberal