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Intensity of feeling when writing
on 22 February 2008
I notice that the previous comment on the book Lords of Poverty points out the intensity of feeling of the Author. The reviewer suggests that it spoilt the book's message. Maybe, but writing about they way aid is used as a coercive tool and abused by recepient country governments makes one feel intensely about the abuse. I know. As I charted my way through 2000 years of the history of Sri Lanka and saw what 60 years of greed had done to it, it made me very angry and that intensity of feeling came out in the book. It is hard to be dispassionate. What is important is that the content is honest and true and the views expressed genuinely held. The author should not be marked down for showing his true feelings.