“Our strategy should be not only to confront empire, but to lay siege to it. To deprive it of oxygen. To shame it. To mock it. With our art, our music, our literature, our stubbornness, our joy, our brilliance, our sheer relentlessness . . . and our ability to tell our own stories. Stories that are different from the ones that we’re being brainwashed to believe.” Arundhati Roy