The book Going back to Gettysburg will be bought like hot cakes in intellectual circles in both America and India because it is a light presentation of the uniqueness of the American Civil War (1861-1965) in which 6, 00, 000 American soldiers, mostly White, laid down their lives to secure the release of four million Black slaves in America. It has no parallel in the history and mythology of the world. It is the only war where combatants fought over the Rights of other oppressed beings and is one of the starting point of the Human Rights movements in the world. This book shows quoting authorities like a secret note from the U.S. Ambassy to the American State department leaked by Wikileaks and numerous reports in American and British Press of how the middle class has enriched itself. The author has given numerous shady deals of his own. Besides, the book contains his own studies of middle class corruption which no newspaper would publish because they are themselves huge beneficiaries of the general loot. The book the contrasts between the Indian habit of quietly submitting to injustice and the Western habit of staging street demonstrations on public issues.... with the editor playing the role of a#39;the walkera#39; in the serial and asking members of the elite classes whether they had any complaints with the paper. ... I remember a scraggy looking middle aged free lancer who used to do a daily column of satire for the edit page and got paid five rupees per piece. ... Today we are eminent members of the elite with no link with the lower classes and their problems.
|Title||:||Going Back to Gettysburg|
|Publisher||:||PartridgeIndia - 2014-03-13|