Thursday, December 14, 2006

rose tagged me..

1Grab the book closest to you.
2. Open to page 123, go down to the fifth sentence.
3. Post the text of next 3 sentences on your blog.
4. Name of the book and the author.
5. Tag three people.

1. grabbed :)
2. opened (ha ha)
2.modern neo corporitism can be understood as part of the breakdown of neo-keynesianism. in the post-war period, Western governments had attempted to maintain full employment through techniques of aggregate demand management. this had, however, led to inflationary pressures, which became much worst after the first oil shock in 1973.
3.oxford concise dictionary of politics - Iain McLean and Alistair McMillan
4. want to save this for future (dont have many friends in blogworld)

Sunday, December 10, 2006

conquest of a different kind

....Within a century of Clive's victory at Plassey(1757), practically the whole of India had come under the control of the East India Company. It would however be wrong to imagen that the British on their own conquered India.

Man to man, a British soldier was no match to an Indian soldier.....Whenever the British won a battle, it was always a battle in which the section of the Indian army went over to the side of the British and fought against their own countrymen.

Those who directed the conquest were mere merchants of a trading corporation who had no experience of wars and warlike operations. Many of their commanders were men from the clerical establishment who either volunteered or were pitchforked into soldering.

The conquest was peculiar in yet another sense. It was achieved wholly at the expense of the conquered, for the company did not contribute a penny towards the expense of the war and conquest. It was peculiar also because the instruments of the conquest were provided by the conquered.....