The Great Game: Afghanistan, British India and the Hundred Year War for India’s Northern Frontier

The Great Game refers to the hundred year geostrategic contest between Britain and Russia for control of Eurasia in the 19th century.  The arena for the Great Game was all the lands, kingdoms and nations between the two Empires. At the beginning of the Great Game the territories of British India and Tsarist Russia were … Continue reading The Great Game: Afghanistan, British India and the Hundred Year War for India’s Northern Frontier

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The Anti-1984 Book: ‘Orwell’s Revenge: The 1984 Palimpsest’ by Peter Huber

George Orwell's 1984 remains a pathbreaking book (and warning for our times) even today. However, if there is one lesson you must learn from 1984 is never let your ideas be determined by the media, or the zeitgeist. The idea of a pre-ordained 1984-inspired technological doomsday has become just that. Peter Huber's book is challenge … Continue reading The Anti-1984 Book: ‘Orwell’s Revenge: The 1984 Palimpsest’ by Peter Huber