Posted 2/8/2013 15:39 #243254 - in reply to #243253 Subject: Re: What are you currently reading?
A 'business venture' scam invented by L. Ron Hubbard, a science fiction writer who turned it into a 'religion' (cult, really) to avoid being taxed by the IRS. How they got the IRS to concede that it WAS a religion is a story all in itself! If you want to know how they did it, look up the video showing nutcase Scientology spokesman Tommy Davis turning respected BBC reporter John Sweeney into a screaming lunatic!
Posted 29/8/2013 11:48 #243782 - in reply to #96537 Subject: Re: What are you currently reading?
Location: Lahore, Pakistan
I was reading 'The Myth of Independence' by Zulfikar Ali Bhutto last. A very detailed, meticulous account of how Third World countries get sucked into this vicious cycle in the global game of World Powers, and in turn lose their sovereignty in the literal sense. Also gives a roadmap to the developing world in dealing with heavyweight powers and hegemons.
Currently, I'm reading 'The Prince' by Machiavelli.
Posted 5/9/2013 05:19 #243975 - in reply to #96537 Subject: Re: What are you currently reading?
I'm beginning to read Destiny Disrupted by Tamim Ansary - it is mainly a historical account of the Islamic world, and how everything got to be complicated. With the Syrian crisis impending, I thought it was time for me to be more knowledgeable in the history of Islam, besides the sometimes superficial and bias accounts that the news portray.