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Allure of “Slumdog Millionaire”

(via Iht) The recent election was won by a candidate who is self-made but did not position himself that way; he spoke instead of roots and linkages. Now, he claims a mandate for the largest program of collective government action in decades.

It is roots and linkages that many Indians now seek to shed, and many Americans now seek to reclaim. And that may be the silent allure of “Slumdog Millionaire.” It is a tribute to the irrepressible self, filmed in a society now realizing it has given the self too little, watched in a society now realizing it has given the self too much. >>>

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