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Robert Green’s ‘The 48 Laws of Power’

When a book is translated into 24 different languages we can assume it is one sort of a good quality stuff. It carries more authority than another book with, for instance, a bold number # 1 bestseller sticker embossed on the cover. Back here, Robert Green (1959–) wrote The 48 Laws of Power in 1998. Some of the ‘laws’ might be impractical and absurd as those of the Prince of Niccolò Machiavelli.

However, we live in an unfair world of inequality and injustice that sometimes it makes more sense to be insensible than being sensible. More so, when we realise that we are already into a game called life and living, despite us not knowing what the rules are, or even when we are unsure if we want to be a part of it at all. Nevertheless, you can read about the details in the book but here’s the collection of the 48 ‘laws’ mentioned in the book. 

Sun Tzu’s ‘The Art of War’

First, an introduction to this graphic series: If you want to buy a copy of Sun Tzu’s The Art of War, you have to spend, for the Harper Press’ edition, INR207 (hardcover) and INR125 (paperback) and for the Cosimo Classics’, US$10.99 (hardcover) and US $3.95 (paperback). But why buy, when this work of art is already available in the public domain—in fact, it is available right here, thanks to the Internet Classics Archive and the Literature Network. I have nothing to say about those people who are addicted to the smell of a new book but still if you want a PDF version instead of these separated PNGs, drop an email.

When a chunk of the world was busy looking for the best pulp to use as a paper and in deciding whose men to kill and whose women to drill—believed to be in the 5th century BC around the Chinese Warring States Period—Sun Tzu or Master Sun was occupied in composing one of the greatest literary–military works, The Art of War, sometimes also known as Master Sun’s Military Strat…

True Colours

Sigmund Freud once asserted, “Let one attempt to expose a number of the most diverse people uniformly to hunger. With the increase of the imperative urge of hunger all individual differences will blur, and in their stead will appear the uniform expression of the one unstilled urge.”

Thank heaven, Sigmund Freud was spared knowing the concentration camps from the inside. His subjects lay on a couch designed in the plush style of Victorian culture, not in the filth of Auschwitz. There, the individual differences did not blur but, on the contrary, people became more different; people unmasked themselves, both the swine and the saints.
― Viktor E Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning


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