In these provocative and penetrating discussions, Roy and Cusack discuss the nature of the state, empire and surveillance in an era of perpetual war; the meaning of flags and patriotism; the role of foundations and NGOs in limiting dissent; and the ways in which capital but not people can freely cross borders.
John Cusack (Author) John Cusack is an American actor, producer and screenwriter. He has starred in many films, including Say Anything, Grosse Pointe Blank, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Being John Malkovich, and High Fidelity. He is an outspoken political commentator whose writings have appeared in the Huffington Post. Arundhati Roy (Author) Arundhati Roy is the author of the Booker Prize-winning novel The God of Small Things. Her political writings include The Algebra of Infinite Justice, Listening to Grasshoppers, Broken Republic and Capitalism- A Ghost Story. She lives in New Delhi.
Publisher's description. The historic account of a
once-in-a-lifetime meeting between four of the modern world's most
influential figures: NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden, Pentagon
Papers whistle-blower Daniel Ellsburg, tireless political activist
Arundhati Roy and Hollywood superstar John Cusack. * Penguin *
Arundhati Roy is one of the most confident and original thinkers of our time * Naomi Klein *
A political critique of everything ... the book will make you sit up and question things * Financial Express *
[Roy is] 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 *
The fierceness with which Arundhati Roy loves humanity moves my heart * Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of THE COLOR PURPLE *