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.
"Many multinational corporations feel their mouths water at the mention
of the opening up of the Indian economy. India offers a good ground for
plunder. Even if only 10 per cent of the population of 1.06 billion have
5,000 rupees to spend, that offers a big market." (1 euro=56 rupees).