[Interviewed by Cynthia Peters]
1. Describe what’s happening in Jenin.
This is a society that’s slowly being choked to death. It is marked by fear, random violence, and irrational destruction. No one is allowed peace of mind. Even the relatively well-off — those with jobs and some money — live in constant fear. The poor, of course, are the hardest hit.
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by Badri Raina
first published in The Hindu June 22, 2005
War Against the Planet: The Fifth Afghan War, Imperialism, and other Assorted Fundamentalisms by Vijay Prashad; Delhi: LeftWord, 2002; pages 118, Rs.75.
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It’s disturbing to see how neatly nationalism dovetails into fascism. While we must not allow the fascists to define what the nation is, or who it belongs to, it’s worth keeping in mind that nationalism, in all its many avatars-socialist, capitalist and fascist-has been at the root of almost all the genocides of the twentieth century. On the issue of nationalism, it’s wise to proceed with caution.
Arundhati Roy, April 2002
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