KARACHI: Warriors destroy the land, but wise and peace-loving people build heaven on earth. This was said by Khadim Hussain Soomro at the launch of his book 'Civilisations and Civil Liberties,' at the Arts Council of Pakistan on Saturday.
The book summarises the evolution of civilisations and mankind, said Soomro. Earlier, Prince Mehdi Raza Talpur spoke of his university days in New York State, where he first learnt that after World War II, the European empires realised that they could no longer hold their empires, so they planned a strategic retreat.
What they decided in the case of Africa and Asia, that they had conquered, was they decided not to free the nations but rather to create artificial states that shared little history or common culture or language.
He said that this act forced ancient nations to join with alien cultures and society, creating political and economic instability. This left the new "artificial states" economically poor and subordinated to their former masters. "Thus, these artificial states were and are the primary weapon of the former colonial masters against their former subjects," he said.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 21st, 2019.
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