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Art, Truth and Politics: The 2005 Nobel Prize Lecture

Price : $8.00
ISBN # : 9788188789467
Author : Harold Pinter
pages: 24
Edition : Paperback
Volumes : 1
Publisher : Three Essays Collectives
Published : 2010

Excerpt from Book:

“But my contention here is that the US crimes in the [postwar] period have only been superficially recorded, let alone documented, let alone acknowledged, let alone recognised as crimes at all. I believe this must be addressed and that the truth has considerable bearing on where the world stands now. ... Indonesia, Greece, Uruguay, Brazil, Paraguay, Haiti, Turkey, the Philippines, Guatemala, El Salvador, and, of course, Chile. ... Hundreds of thousands of deaths took place throughout these countries. Did they take place? And are they in all cases attributable to US foreign policy? The answer is yes they did take place and they are attributable to American foreign policy. But you wouldn’t know it.

“It never happened. Nothing ever happened. Even while it was happening it wasn’t happening. It didn’t matter. It was of no interest. The crimes of the United States have been systematic, constant, vicious, remorseless, but very few people have actually talked about them. You have to hand it to America. It has exercised a quite clinical manipulation of power worldwide while masquerading as a force for universal good. It’s a brilliant, even witty, highly successful act of hypnosis.”



Review:

"Pinter’s depictions of the ravages of the American Empire since 1945 is unrivalled. It comes as one searing rhetorical lightening bolt. It will go into the history books, alongside such imperishable excoriations of empire as the speeches Thucidides put into the mouths of the Melians, and Tacitus into the mouth of Calgacus." - Alexander Cockburn

About the Author:

Harold Pinter (1930-2008) is generally seen as one of the greatest playwrights of our time.

This book was added to South Asia bookstore on Monday 02 May, 2011.
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