Dialectic of Regressive Errors

Shahzavar Karimzadi

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European colonial powers have imprinted their indelible mark on the nations they have colonised. One of their most apparent footprints is the artificial boundaries that they have left behind. After fabricating these arbitrary boundaries, they handed them to their local proxies. In essence the decolonisation changed nothing for many nations and the people they segregated. The formation of Iran and Pakistan are a case in point.
Forging these colonial geopolitical structures have not only had far and wide adverse impacts on the subjugated nations within these boundaries but worldwide implications. Due to their very structures these states have been experiencing perpetual cycles of extreme violence, religious fundamentalism, corruption and despotism. This will be the case as long as the same colonial structures are retained irrespective of whoever gets into political power.
The focus of study of this book is on the Baloch people and the legacy of left in general and its role in Balochistan in particular. It examines the political and economic impacts of colonial theocratic systems on the Baloch nation. It is argued that these colonial geopolitical structures cannot be democratic. The chief prerequisites for getting out of this vicious circle of bloodshed, religious intolerance, ideological extremism and economic deprivation are freedom and rationalism. But in order for one to think rationally one has to be free. Colonised nations are not free and no judgement that denies their freedom can be impartial or rational.
This book will be of interest to those who are studying political philosophy, political economy and development studies.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherHumgaam Press
Number of pages86
ISBN (Print)978-0-9932079-0-7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2015


  • Age of Enlightenment, Science and Progress, Economic Determinism and Economic Development


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