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(Journey to Nowhere: A New World Tragedy.pdf) Rarely does a book come along which so transcends its apparent subject that the reader is ultimately given something larger richer and more revealing than he might initially have imagined Already published in England to overwhelming acclaim Shiva Naipaul s i Journey to Nowhere i is such a book a powerful lucid and beautifully written book i The Spectator i that is destined to be one of the most controversial works of br br In it this major writer takes us beyond the events and surface details surrounding the tragedy of Jonestown and the People s Temple and gives us his remarkable unique perspective on the deadly drama of ideas environments and unholy alliances that shaped those events both in Guyana and even more significantly in America br br i Journey to Nowhere i is on one level a brilliantly edgy safari i New Statesman i i inside i the Third World itself a place of increasing importance in our lives and on another a book about America about the corrupt and corrupting ideologies and chi chi politics of the past twenty years that enabled the Reverend Jim Jones and the Temple to flourish and grow powerful in California and Guyana br br Drawing on interviews with former members of the Temple various officials and such people as Buckminster Fuller Huey Newton Clark Kerr and others on documents and most importantly on his own strong clear reactions on what he observed Naipaul examines the Guyana of Forbes Burnham the CIA stooge turned Third World socialist leader whose stated ideals of socialism racial brotherhood and cooperative agricultural enterprise coincided so neatly we learn for the first time with those of the People s Temple ideals that led all too easily to violence and death In life Naipaul writes they had been hailed by the Guyanese government as socialist heroes in death they had become hopelessly American br br In California he traces the ideas generated in the s in the white radical and Black Power movements and the evolution of those ideas in the s into the preoccupation with self realization ecology and life style We learn of the Temple s formation and of its respected place in the San Francisco community of Jim Jones and his life from his small town Indiana background to his coming West of the Concerned Relatives and their attempts to totally discredit the Temple and extricate their family members from it But above all Naipaul relentlessly explores the American society that produced and nurtured Jones and his followers the politicians and social workers the Zen Buddhists and the poor the junk people whom America professes to care about but prefers to forget br br Absolutely convincing timely in its message and written with the sardonic humor which has become his trademark i The Times i i Journey to Nowhere i is a brilliant achievement i The Sunday Times i It is certain to be talked about and argued about for years to comeDownload and Read Online books ePub/PDF/Audible/Kindle, its easy way to streaming Journey to Nowhere: A New World Tragedy books for multiple devices.

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