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Arvind Ghosh

Great Opportunity, Serious Danger

The Anna Hazare situation invites two common reactions among progressives and those concerned with social change: some dismiss it as a middle class “urban picnic” and others acclaim it as just short of a revolutionary movement to establish “people’s power”. Strategies d iffer on the basis of where one stands on this divide. The problem, however, is that neither of these reactions fully reflect the reality of what is happening.