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Flawed truth

Ashok Alexander marshals evidence against the disinformation campaign on Indian sex-work conditions by those who insist that sex work is indistinguishable from sex trafficking.

A Stranger Truth: Lessons in Love, Leadership and Courage from India's Sex Workers, by Ashok Alexander, Juggernaut, 2018, 287 pages.

A pillar of society's important but flawed account of people at its margins

Over 20 million people had died from AIDS-and nearly twice that number were infected with HIV-before the world's elite paid heed to the carnage. Then, 20 years from the time the disease had first come to scientific attention, AIDS became the global cause du jour. At Davos, galas and idea festivals, billionaires, royalty and

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