By Carlo M. Cipolla
The stupid are all around us: they are in every place, in every class, ready to cause damage to others and naturally (they are stupid, are they not?) to themselves. The stupid form the most dangerous category of human beings. Woe betide those who underestimate them. The historian Carlo M. Cipolla wrote this essay in a constructive effort to detect, know, and thus possibly neutralize one of the most powerful, dark forces which hinder the growth of human welfare and happiness. And if it then proves impossible to save ourselves from stupidity, at least we can take vengeance by laughing at it.
By Alan Moore
V for Vendetta is a graphic novel written by Alan Moore and illustrated by David Lloyd, published in 1988. The story depicts a dystopian and post–apocalyptic near–future history version of the United Kingdom in the 1990s, where most of the world was destroyed. The comics follow its title character and protagonist, V, an anarchist revolutionary dressed in a Guy Fawkes mask, as he begins an elaborate and theatrical revolutionist campaign to murder his former captors, bring down the government and convince the people to rule themselves, while inspiring a young woman, Evey Hammond, to be his protégé.
By George Orwell
Animal Farm is a brilliant political satire and a powerful and affecting story of revolutions and idealism, power and corruption. “All animals are equal. But some animals are more equal than others.” Mr. Jones of Manor Farm is so lazy and drunken that one day he forgets to feed his livestock…
لـ غسان كنفاني
تعد رواية رجال في الشمس من أوائل الأعمال الروائية الفلسطينية التي تكتب عن التشرد والموت والحيرة. وفيها يروي حكاية ثلاثة فلسطينيين من أجيال مختلفة، يلتقون حول ضرورة إيجاد حل فردي لمشكلة الإنسان الفلسطيني المعيشية عبر الهرب إلى الكويت، حيث النفط والثروة…