by John Kenneth Galbraith
Power rarely spreads itself around. This issue of NI considers the impact of the few who rule so many.
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Power rarely spreads itself around. Issue editor Bob Hawkins considers the impact of the few who rule so many.
Peter Adamson examines the Old and New Testaments of world development.
Americans who think they live in a classless society are kidding themselves, argues Richard Kazis.
Ashok Mitra fires a salvo at the Third World’s own brand of exploiters.
Betsy Hartmann examines rural elitism in northwest Bangladesh.
Latin American dictators and Thomas Hobbes had much in common, suggests Peter Woodruff.
Denis Shoesmith says the 1980s are going to be dangerous years in the Philippines.
Words of the Brazilian poor prove the hollowness of elitist claims about the ‘stupidity of the masses’. From Mary Ireland interviews.
Dudley Seers shows us a letter from a development freeloader.
Peace in Colombia? Hope and Fear
Fiction has entered a new era. Writers of novels and short stories are no longer writing only for their own nation or even for readers speaking their own language but are breaking national boundaries and reaching a worldwide audience. In the process authors from Africa, Asia and Latin America are winning greater prominence – and a new phenomenon identified as ‘world writing’ has emerged.
This issue of New Internationalist not only analyses these developments but also showcases four exquisite short stories as examples: ‘Fat’ by Krys Lee from South Korea; ‘In The Garden’ by FT Kola from South Africa; ‘Ghosts’ by the Cuban-American Ana Menéndez; and ‘The Lake Retba Murder’ by Efemia Chela from Zambia and Ghana.
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