When most of the world’s mass media is firmly "embedded" into the
thinking of governments and the big business interests that lie behind
them, the publication of a collection of some of the greatest pieces of
investigative journalism could not come sooner.
What forms revolutionaries? Maybe they are not so different to everyone
else but are the ones who realise first that something has to be done.
They are the ones who can’t just shrug their shoulders about injustice
and get on with their lives.
Among members of the Socialist Party, Francis Wheen is certainly most
widely known as the author of an excellent biography of Karl Marx.
Equally worth reading is his latest work, How Mumbo-Jumbo Conquered the
Intervening in the World Social Forum in Mumbai was very much like
intervening in one six day-long demonstration. The activity was more or
less constant from eight in the morning until nine or ten at night.