বিশ্বের ভয়ংকরতম গোয়েন্দা সংস্থা মোসাদ। আজ থেকে ষাট বছর আগে ইহুদিদের এই গোয়েন্দা সংস্থার প্রকাশ। এরপর থেকেই সারা বিশ্বের রাজনীতি, অর্থনীতি থেকে শুরু করে প্রতিপক্ষের বিরুদ্ধে জগন্যতম অপরাধে লিপ্ত হয় মোসাদ। বিশেষ করে মুসলিম দেশগুলো তাদের টার্গেটে পরিণত হয়। মোসাদ তার দেশ ও পশ্চিমা সার্থে সন্ত্রাসী, বিপ্লবী, বিজ্ঞানী, রাষ্ট্রনায়ক, সরকার প্রধানদের নিষ্ঠুরভাবে হত্যা শুরু করে। কখনো গুলি করে, কখনো বিষ প্রয়োগে, কখনো মেয়ে লেলিয়ে ঘটায় হত্যাকা-। আর এসবের নির্দেশদাতা ইসরাইল সরকার প্রধান। মুসলিম দেশগুলোকে কিভাবে পরাভূত করা যায় এটাই মোসাদের অন্যতম লক্ষ। প্রবীণ সাংবাদিক কায়কোবাদ মিলন বইটি অনুবাদ করেছেন। ২০১০ সালে বইটি যখন ইংরেজিতে প্রকাশ পায়। সত্তর সপ্তাহ ধরে এটি ছিল বিশ্বের বেষ্ট সেলার
* হিটলারের জম্ম পরিচয়
* হিটলারের বাল্যজীবন
* সৈনিক হিসাবে প্রথম মহযুদ্ধে যোগদান
* রাজনীতিতে হিটলার
* হিটলারের এসএ বাহিনী
* জার্মানির চ্যান্সেলর পদে নিযুক্ত
* হিটলারের ‘মেইনক্যাম্ফ
* হিটলারের রাশিয়া অভিযান
* হিটরারের হত্যার ব্যর্থ চক্রান্ত
* হিটলারের আত্মহত্যা
* উভার সঙ্গে হিটলারের ভালোবাসা
* এডলফ হিটলারের ধর্মবিশ্বাস
* হিটলারের যৌন জীবন
* সামরিক প্রখর স্মৃতিশক্তি
* সৎ ভাগিনীর সঙ্গে হিটলারের সম্পর্ক
* হিলারের সামরিক ভুল
In 1930, the American historian and philosopher Will Durant wrote that Britain’s ‘conscious and deliberate bleeding of India… [was the] greatest crime in all history’. He was not the only one to denounce the rapacity and cruelty of British rule, and his assessment was not exaggerated. Almost thirty-five million Indians died because of acts of commission and omission by the British—in famines, epidemics, communal riots and wholesale slaughter like the reprisal killings after the 1857 War of Independence and the Amritsar massacre of 1919. Besides the deaths of Indians, British rule impoverished India in a manner that beggars belief
For most of human history, the rules of power were clear: power was something to be seized and then jealously guarded. This "old power" was out of reach for the vast majority of people. But our ubiquitous connectivity makes possible a different kind of power. "New power" is made by many. It is open, participatory, and peer-driven. It works like a current, not a currency--and it is most forceful when it surges. The battle between old and new power is determining who governs us, how we work, and even how we think and feel.
A Complete Biography of Abraham Lincoln is a grappling account of the various stands that Lincoln took during his tenure as the sixteenth American President, lingering upon the circumstances that arose during the Civil War. Beginning with Abraham Lincoln’s early life in Kentucky and Illinois, A Complete Biography of Abraham Lincoln traces the various paths that his life took, right up until his death. Lincoln was living in near poverty, and the transformation from destitution to power and fame is admirable. The book provides interesting glimpses of the diplomacy and weaknesses of this great man. An important feature of this book is that it starts well before the Civil War, leading up to it in a precise and lucid manner, which clearly shows all the reasons that actually caused the war in the first place. The book does well to highlight the humane and compassionate nature of Lincoln, explaining the way he brought forth the Emancipation Proclamation, which laid the foundation for the Thirteenth Amendment, ultimately abolishing slavery. The role Lincoln played in saving the Union, and the reasons for a number of his actions until his untimely and catastrophic assassination are provided in diligent detail. A Complete Biography of Abraham Lincoln does a masterful job of portraying Lincoln’s life as a leader and one of the best presidents America has had. At the same time, it also highlights the bureaucratic troubles that occur within the four walls of any government, and how even Lincoln was sometimes prey to them.
Volume I - A Retrospect
* In the Home of my Parents
* Years of Study and Suffering in Vienna
* Political Reflections Arising out of my Sojourn in Vienna
* The World War
* War Propaganda
* The Revolution
* The Beginning of My Political Activities
* The German Labor Party
* Why the second Reich Collapsed
* Race and People
* The First Stage in the Development of The German National Socialist labor Party
Volume II - The National Socialist Movement
* Weltanschauung and Party
* The State
* Citizens and Subjects of the state
* Personality and the Ideal of the People's State
* Weltanschauung and Organization
* The First Period of Our Struggle
* The Conflict with the Red Struggle
* The Conflict with the Red Forces
* The Strong is Strongest When Alone
* Fundamental Ideas Regarding the Nature and Organization of the Storm Troops
* The Mask of Federalism
* Propaganda and Organization
* The Problem of the Trade Unions
* The German Post-War Policy of Alliances
* Germany's Policy in Eastern Europe
* The Right to Self-Defense
General Ziaur Rahman spent the last day of his life in Chittagong trying to clean the political dirt that his party had kicked up in that city. As Deputy Commissioner of Chittagong, I had the misfortune to watch his final day in Chittagong, and experience personally the trauma of a mayhem that began with his assassination, and ended with the killing of Maj. Gen. Manzoor, the alleged leader of the assassins. The events were particularly more agonising for me as I had come to know the two victims personally since the formative days of Bangladesh, and had the opportunity of knowing them more through work.
The book puts something new across the popular belief that Latin Americam Magic Realism refers directly to Marquez. The book rejects this popular belief and discusses in detail the development of magic realism in Latin America and then specially assesses the contribution of Rulfo in the development of this mode of realism which later writers like Marquez popularised all over the world.
In this new collection of conversations, conducted from 2010 to 2012, Noam Chomsky explores the most immediate and urgent concerns: the future of democracy in the Arab world, the implications of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the 'class war' fought by U.S. business interests against working people and the poor, the breakdown of mainstream political institutions and the rise of the far right. The latest volume from a long-established, trusted partnership, this collection shows once again that no interlocutor engages with Chomsky more effectively than David Barsamian. These interviews will inspire a new generation of readers, as well as longtime Chomsky fans eager for his latest thinking on the many crises we now confront, both at home and abroad. They confirm that Chomsky is an unparalleled resource for anyone seeking to understand our world today.
Benazir Bhutto returned to Pakistan in October 2007, after eight years of exile, hopeful that she could be a catalyst for change. Upon a tumultuous reception, she survived a suicide-bomb attack that killed nearly two hundred of her countrymen. But she continued to forge ahead, with more courage and conviction than ever, since she knew that time was running out - for the future of her nation, and for her life. In Reconciliation, Bhutto recounts in gripping derail her final months in Pakistan and offers a bold new agenda for how to stem the tide of Islamic radicalism and to rediscover the values of tolerance and justice that lie at the heart of her religion. With extremist Islam on the rise throughout the world, the peaceful, pluralistic message of Islam has been exploited and manipulated by fanatics. Bhutto persuasively argues that America and Britain are fueling this turn toward radicalization by supporting groups that serve only short-term interests.
Winston Churchill's six-volume history of the cataclysm that swept the world remains the definitive history of the Second World War. Lucid, dramatic, remarkable both for its breadth and sweep and for its sense of personal involvement, it is universally acknowledged as a magnificent reconstruction and is an enduring, compelling work that led to his being awarded the Nobel Prize for literature. Closing the Ring chronicles the period between June 1943 and July 1944 as the Allies consolidated their gains towards a drive to victory the fall of Mussolini, Hitler's secret weapon', the mounting air offensive on Germany, strategies to defeat Japan and the plans for D Day.
From uninterrupted defeat to almost unbroken success: a year when Rommel is gradually thrown back in North Africa, and in the Pacific, the tide turns.
As hostilities in Iraq continue to dominate the media, and the US led coalition's approach to the war and the reconstruction of Iraq increasingly in question, Andrew White's is the voice of authority, always realistic but never without hope. But where is hope now? What is the future for Iraq?
Benjamin Disraeli and William Gladstone. Edward Heath and Margaret Thatcher. Gordon Brown and Tony Blair. Personal rivalry is the very stuff of politics. The causes and controversies, the parties and technology may have changed over time but political conflict is still dramatised by the competition of ambitious individuals for the highest offices. Over the past two hundred years the size of the electorate has grown enormously and the means of reaching it transformed out of all recognition but human nature itself hasn't changed.
The Middle East is notorious in the West for many reasons; few of them are positive. Synonymous with terrorism, oil riches, bad governance, corruption, and conflict, it has led many Western commentators to write it off as both backward and insular. In this pioneering introduction, Oxford University's Philip Robins argues that the region is plagued by the same problems that afflict the rest of the developing world. With each chapter focusing on a topic essential to a rounded understanding of the region, Robins weaves together the disparate countries into a coherent and entertaining narrative. From leadership and gender to religion and society, The Middle East: A Beginner's Guide is replete with case studies, astute analysis, profiles of key personalities, and even jokes from the region. There is no better resource for understanding the modern Middle East.
In Confessions of a Secular Fundamentalist, Mani Shankar Aiyar, crusader for a secular credo, calls for an unambiguous and decisive restoration of secularism to the core of our nationhood. In doing so, he revisits every dimension of our secular ethos and exposes the various myths perpetuated by communal elements of all hues. Putting under the scanner contentious issues like conversions, uniform civil code and Article 370, he nails the falsehood underlying terms like 'pseudo-secularism', 'appeasement' and 'soft Hindutva'. And he places the domestic debate over secularism in India in the wider external dimension by discussing the experiences of countries like Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Israel and erstwhile Yugoslavia. Admitting to wearing his secularism on his sleeve, Aiyar reasons that only a determined and inflexible adherence to secularism can counter religious bigotry and fundamentalism. Clear in his convictions, with history, logic and persuasive argument at his command, this is Mani Shankar Aiyar at his best, on a subject that we can ignore only at our own peril.
Shashi Tharoor began reading books—Enid Blyton’s Noddy series—when he was three. For many years afterward, he read a book a day. Bookless in Baghdad brings together pieces written by this compulsive reader and prolific writer on the subject closest to his heart: reading. Tharoor takes us on a delightful journey of discovery, as he wanders the book souk in a Baghdad under sanctions where the middle-class are selling their volumes so that they can afford to live, and drives around Huesca looking to pay an idiosyncratic tribute to George Orwell.
Contemporary India goes beyond the limits of political history to put into perspective some of the most relevant socioeconomic challenges that 'New India' faces today. By concentrating on the concepts of 'agency' and 'negotiation', this book helps the reader gain a wider perspective of Indian history and guides the aspiration of today's generations by facilitating their understanding of India's historical legacy.
I would reverse the order. I see and find Beauty in Truth or through Truth. All Truths, not merely true ideas, but truthful faces, truthful pictures, or songs, are highly beautiful. People generally fail to see Beauty in Truth: the ordinary man runs away from it and becomes blind to the beauty in it. Whenever men begin to see Beauty in Truth, then true Art will arise.