War Talk, by Arundhati Roy, from South End Press, ISBN 0896087247. The internationally acclaimed author of The God of Small Things addresses issues of democracy and dissent, racism and empire, war and peace in this collection of new essays. Her work highlights the global rise of religious and racial violence, confronts the call to militarism, and questions her own roles as "writer" and "activist." Fully annotated versions of all Roy's most recent essays, including her Lannan Foundation lecture for the first anniversary of 9/11 in 2002, are included. Now in paperback.