In conversation with Pankaj Mishra, author of Age of Anger, on liberal democracy, fascism, faith and where to find hope in such times.
What do films produced during the run up to Nazi rule say about the mood in Germany at the time?
In the 1920s and early 1930s, American journalists tended to put the ascendant fascists on a normal footing and ignored the underlying violent megalomania.
The Italian writer and performer, famous for his cutting political satire in plays such as ‘The Accidental Death of an Anarchist’, won the Nobel prize for literature in 1997.
Goswami’s journalism is a TRP-driven apology for the broad ideological moorings of the educated Indians and such is the force of his modus operandi, that he can breach any number of journalistic codes without offending his core viewership.
The tactics of the right wing groups today are strikingly similar to those deployed by fascist squads in Italy in the 1920s
With the irreplaceable writer gone, his imaginary astronomy is gone with him.
While North Korea will be pleased to have found a band that seems to support its centralised, single-party government, others may suspect that this is one massive joke played on the Supreme Leader.