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Anand Giridharadas

in conversation with Aditya Chakrabortty

Meaning Spotlight

Journalist, author and political analyst Anand Giridharadas has made quite a name for himself ruffling the feathers of the global elite – an elite of which he is ashamed to be a part.

In his acclaimed book Winners Take All, Anand offers a scorching analysis of the self-styled change-makers who he believes only succeed in propping up a system that favours their interests – giving from one pocket while filling the other, with wealth acquired via a rigged economy. He vilifies the billionaire philanthropists who set themselves up as champions of humanity while propping up the broken system that put them at its top.

At our Meaning Spotlight in June 2019, award-winning Guardian journalist Aditya Chakrabortty asked Anand Giridharadas to explain and expand upon the arguments he puts forward in his book.