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“The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.”
― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
ness31 wrote:I don’t know how to say this, because theoretically I should love everything about Jordan Peterson. But there’s something going on there that stops me from warming up to him properly…no idea what it is and I so desperately want to embrace him as a voice.I have been very critical of him in the past, but recently I saw some videos of him and warmed to him. He was very unfairly demonized by "liberal media". His book gets great reviews, as well. In his element, psychology, he is brilliant and very engaging.
In August 1765 the East India Company defeated and captured the young Mughal emperor and forced him to set up in his richest provinces a new government run by English traders who collected taxes through means of a vast and ruthless private army.0The creation of this new government marked the moment that the East India Company ceased to be a conventional international trading corporation, dealing in silks and spices, and became something much more unusual: an aggressive colonial power in the guise of a multinational business. In less than half a century it had trained up a private security force of around 260,000 men - twice the size of the British army - and had subdued an entire subcontinent, conquering first Bengal and finally, in 1803, the Mughal capital of Delhi itself. The Company's reach stretched relentlessly until almost all of India south of the Himalayas was effectively ruled from a boardroom in London. 'The Anarchy' tells the remarkable story of how one of the world's most magnificent empires disintegrated and came to be replaced by a dangerously unregulated private company, based thousands of miles overseas and answerable only to its shareholders. In his most ambitious and riveting book to date, William Dalrymple tells the story of the East India Company as it has never been told before, unfolding a timely cautionary tale of the first global corporate power.
Mike12 wrote:China's Ming and India's Mughal are Mongol leftovers that seem to self-collapse.
I hope they get there. Where's an Indian Muslim today in Pakistan. There's never been more than 200,000 military that are British in a continent of 1.1 billion, 260,000 is a cumulative number. Yes just put a coin in their hands and they become birdchasers on your giant estate, where you hire 100 birdchasers off your lawn, run run and scare the birds.
Potemkin wrote:I presume you mean the Yuan Dynasty, @Mike12. The Mongols overthrew the Song Dynasty, then the Ming overthrew the Yuan Dynasty. Then the Manchus overthrew the Ming, and that was the last imperial dynasty.
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