Category: BOOK

Conventional Lies of our Civilization-Max Simon Nordau-1883

This book claims to be a faithful presentation of the views of the majority of educated, cultivated people of the present day. There is no doubt but what millions living in the midst of our civilization have learned by their own reflection and experience to regard and criticise the existing conditions of State and society as they are criticised in the following pages, and will coincide in the opinion expressed in them, that the present social, political and economic institutions are utterly at variance with the views and conceptions of the universe based upon natural science, and therefore untenable and doomed to destruction.

Freedom of the Seas, or Right Which Belongs to Dutch to take part in East Indian Trade-Hugo Grotius-1608

The delusion is as old as it is detestable with which many men, especially those who by their wealth and power exercise the greatest influence, persuade themselves, or as I rather believe, try to persuade themselves, that justice and injustice are distinguished the one from the other not by their own nature, but in some fashion merely by the opinion and the custom of mankind-Error est non minus vetus quam pestilens, quo multi mortales, ii autem maxime qui plurimum vi atque opibus valent, persuadent sibi, aut, quod verius puto, persuadere conantur, iustum atque iniustum non suapte natura, sed hominum inani quadam opinione atque consuetudine distingui.

AL-AQEEDATUT-TAHAAWIYYAH OF IMAAM AT-TAHAAWEE

Here is an explanation of the ‘Aqeedah (Creed and Belief), of the Ahul -Sunnah wal Jamaa’ah upon the way of the jurists of the Religion: Aboo Haneefah an -Nu’maan ibn Thaabit al -Koofee, and Aboo Yoosuf Ya’qoob ibn Ibraaheem al -An saaree, and Aboo ‘Abdillaah Muhammad ibn al -Hasan ash-Shaybaanee – may Allaah be pleased with them all, and what they held as their Creed from the fundamentals of the Religion and what they held as Religion in obedience to the Lord of the creation.

RULERS OF INDIA-ALBUQUERQUE

Affonso de Albuquerque was the first European since Alexander the Great who dreamed of establishing an empire in India, or rather in Asia, governed from Europe. The period in which he fought and ruled in the East is one of entrancing interest and great historical importance, and deserves more attention than it has received from the English people, as the present ruling race in India.

History of the Common Law of England by Matthew Hale 1713

The Laws of England may aptly enough be divided into two Kinds, viz. Lex Scripta, the written Law: and Lex non Scripta, the unwritten Law: For although (as shall be shewn hereafter) all the Laws of this Kingdom have some Monuments or Memorials thereof in Writing, yet all of them have not their Original in Writing; for some of those Laws have obtain’d their Force by immemorial Usage or Custom, and such Laws are properly call’d Leges non Scriptae, or unwritten Laws or Customs.

The Art of War-Niccolo Machiavelli-1521

But because military institutions have become completely corrupt and far removed from the ancient ways, these sinister opinions have arisen which make the military hated and intercourse with those who train them avoided. And I, judging, by what I have seen and read, that it is not impossible to restore its ancient ways and return some form of past virtue to it, have decided not to let this leisure time of mine pass without doing something, to write what I know of the art of war, to the satisfaction of those who are lovers of the ancient deeds.

GULISTAN OF SA’DI by Sheikh Muslih-uddin Sa’di Shirazi-1258 CE

It is best to a worshipper for his transgressions To offer apologies at the throne of God, Although what is worthy of his dignity No one is able to accomplish. The showers of his boundless mercy have penetrated to every spot, and the banquet of his unstinted liberality is spread out everywhere. He tears not the veil of reputation of his worshippers
even for grievous sins, and does not withhold their daily allowance of bread for great crimes.

Rhetoric by Aristotle- 350 BCE

Rhetoric is the counterpart of Dialectic. Both alike are concerned with such things as come, more or less, within the general ken of all men and belong to no definite science. Accordingly all men make use, more or less, of both; for to a certain extent all men attempt to discuss statements and to maintain them, to defend themselves and to attack others.

Poetics by Aristotle- 350 BCE

I propose to treat of Poetry in itself and of its various kinds, noting the essential quality of each, to inquire into the structure of the plot as requisite to a good poem; into the number and nature of the parts of which a poem is composed; and similarly into whatever else falls within the same inquiry. Following, then, the order of nature, let us begin with the principles which come first.

Mini Manual of the Urban Guerrilla by Carlos Marighella-1969

The urban guerrilla, differs radically from the criminal. The criminal benefits personally from his actions, and attacks indiscrimminately without distinguishing between the exploiters and the exploited, which is why there are so many ordinary people among his victims. The urban guerrilla follows a political goal, and only attacks the government, the big businesses and the foreign imperialists. Another element just as harmful to the guerrillas as the criminal, and also operating in the urban area, is the counterrevolutionary, who creates confusion, robs banks, throws bombs, kidnaps, assassinates, and commits the worst crimes imaginable against urban guerrillas, revolutionary priests, students, and citizens who oppose tyranny and seek liberty.

Irish Republican Army (IRA) ‘Green Book’ (Book I and II)

The Irish Republican Army, as the legal representatives of the Irish people, are morally justified in carrying out a campaign of resistance against foreign occupation forces and domestic collaborators. All volunteers are and must feel morally justified in carrying out the dictates of the legal government; they as the Army are the legal and lawful Army of the Irish Republic which has been forced underground by overwhelming forces

DISCOURSE ON THE METHOD- Rene Descartes

If this Discourse appear too long to be read at once, it may be divided into six Parts: and, in the first, will be found various considerations touching the Sciences; in the second, the principal rules of the Method which the Author has discovered, in the third, certain of the rules of Morals which he has deduced from this Method; in the fourth, the reasonings by which he establishes the existence of God and of the Human Soul, which are the foundations of his Metaphysic; in the fifth, the order of the Physical questions which he has investigated

A Defense of Hindu Theism-Ram Mohun Roy 1817

It would have been more consistent with justice had he left pure allegory also to the Vedas, which declare, “appellations and figures of all kinds are innovations,” and which have allegorically represented God in the figure of the universe: “Fire is his head, the sun and the moon are his two eyes,” &c.; and which have also represented all human internal qualities by different earthly objects; and also to Vedas who has strictly followed the Vedas in these figurative representations, and to Sankaracharya, who also adopted the mode of allegory in his Bhashya of the Vedanta and of the Upanishads.