It’s not easy writing about Vandana Shiva. The Indian environmentalist is adored in green and progressive circles. Her exalted status has apparently disinclined many of my colleagues in the media from taking a closer look at what she stands for and what she often says on the global lecture circuit and to admiring journalists.
Michael Specter seems to have recognized he had a story pretty much to himself. His profile of Shiva in this week’s New Yorker is a must-read. Here’s a taste: