Lahore, Pakistan: The book “How does Superclass Rule the Nations? — A Case Study from Pakistan” authored by senior journalist and political scientist Agha Iqrar Haroon is available for free download at Academia and other online libraries.
The book deals with 75 years of political history of Pakistan and the author believes that the lack of knowledge and blind trust in the superclass are two weaknesses of an ordinary person and he pays the price in the form of subjugation or becoming a victim.
Unfortunately, trust in the superclass has been a part of South Asian DNA and hero-worship is an integral part of our semiotic system thereby we are always in search of the hero to safeguard our souls and mostly this “Avatar” later becomes our subjugator who protects interests of the superclass that keeps coining new dictions to keep ourselves confuse. In the last decade, the superclass had been beating drums that enemies had launched Hybrid War against Pakistan. This narrative was oversold and the majority of us thought it was something new that Pakistan had been facing while facts were otherwise and this “Hybrid War” narrative had been used against nations and the public for ages.
The preamble of the book is titled, “How does Superclass Rule the Nations?” and the author suggests the readers not to skip the preamble because the preamble will brief readers that the situations Pakistan has confronted through 75 years of suppression were not unique, not out-of-the-box, or management of a group of geniuses instead it was due to dearth of knowledge that people of Pakistan could not figure out that all the techniques the superclass had been using against the public. The Greeks and Romans had already used such techniques thousands of years ago to subjugate their people. Consequently, readers will find in this book the historical references, philosophical approaches, and classical techniques every superclass uses to manipulate events; to create new heroes; to humiliate real heroes, and to impose state narratives in a way that the people accept without resistance. The author recommends this book to journalists, and students of journalism, mass communication, political science, anthropology, and Pakistan studies.
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