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February 18, 2009

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"Either I was getting inured, or my mind was prepared for the shock, having encountered similar shocks earlier. Perhaps that mechanism reflects, in a small way, how people in the middle of it all managed to cope without losing their minds."

I wonder if it's the case that people who survive this sort of thing and come out somehow inured to violence actually have, in a sense, "lost their minds."

This was a great review, VP. I feel like I should read this book, but I don't know if I could get through it for all the graphic violence.

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  • The Lottery of Birth reveals Namit Arora to be one of our finest critics. In a raucous public sphere marked by blame and recrimination, these essays announce a bracing sensibility, as compassionate as it is curious, intelligent and nuanced.” —Pankaj Mishra

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