Mr. Ganesh’s literary overlay, Dickens vs. Orwell provides that frame, on power of The Pandemic is stylistically – I can’t compare it to Tom Wolfe’ s ‘snap, crackle, pop’ -for it is too sophisticated, in its way. And reaches an ersatz sumptuousness , almost reminiscent of Henry James. With a better sense of the imperatives, of the necessity of brevity, for a Boulevardier, who writes for a Newspaper as an avocation.
What Mr. Ganesh’s misses, avoids, or seeks to hide, under his almost elegant prose, is that it is not the ‘Social Contact’ that will be rewritten, but that The Neo-Liberal Age has come to its final moments on the World Stage. And what is to replace it is a new iteration of the Welfare State. The proof is the massive bail-out, read gift, for Corporations, and in America a measly $1200 for the lesser beings!
The Political Melodrama is sharpened by the fact that Sens. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.), James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Richard Burr (R-N.C.) sold their stocks in light of insider information:
Not to speak of other Senators lecturing on the Senate floor, the fact their constituencies, the potential recipients of that $1200, will experience a moral sloth, an instance of the perennial Capitalist Puritanism. Sen. Bernie Sanders replies with withering contempt. But watch the video, till a Republican Senator, offers a scolding to Sanders, wreathed in faint praise.
P.S. I’m still waiting for Mr. Ganesh’s novel ! That creature of his bottom desk drawer needs to be published! Certainly not like the ennui producing novels of C.P. Snow, nor the pop drivel of Tom Wolfe, but more like Evelyn Waugh?