With Bin Laden dead, Pakistan threatened by internal power struggles, relationships between the United States and Pakistan at an all-time low, and as the US and Britain begin their withdrawal from Afghanistan, what are the possibilities - and hazards - facing the world's most unstable region? Now, as Washington and the rest of the West wrestle with negotiating with unreliable and unstable "allies" in Pakistan, there is no better guide to the future than Ahmed Rashid. In his follow-up to the acclaimed Descent into Chaos, Rashid focuses on the long-term problems: the changing casts of characters, the future of international terrorism, and the policies and strategies both within Pakistan and Afghanistan and among the Western allies. Pakistan on the Brink offers sensible solutions and provides a way forward for all countries involved.
Although this play ends like a comedy, with reconciliations, forgiveness and marriages, it has often been regarded as one of Shakespeare`s problem plays. It shows the difficulty of effecting an appropriate balance between judicial severity and mercy, between sexual repression and decadence, and between political vigilance and social manipulation.
When you think of Video Gaming, what immediately springs to mind? Action? Adventure? Heartache? Rage? How about Language Learning? No? Didn’t think so. In traditional gaming, language learning is not something that would be considered a factor. However, this dissertation is going to look into that very subject, to observe traditional gaming and see its impact on language. By using both conventional and unconventional methods to look into this untapped area of video game academia, we will be able to explore this complex and fascinating area.
Pink Floyd had already come a long way from their bines roots when main creative force Syd Barett sadly drifted away from the band in a haze of drug inducec nonchalance, bought on by one too many bad trips. Syd had led the Floyd into the absolute core оf the London underground's psychedelic movement but as his mental health failed the reins of the band were taken up by Roger Waterslind Dave Gilmour. Under their direction, the move towards prog-rock experimentalism took shape via the albums and soundtracks they completed in the post-Syd, pre-Dark Side era. With the Floyd's "Meddle" now seen as the real start of the journey that would result in masterpieces such as "Dark Side of the Moon", "Wish You Were Here" and "The Wall" this era is crying out for reassessment. This extraordinary documentary film reviews this time in detail and considers again the band's live performances and studio recordings, as well as their lives and career generally, across the 1968 - 1973 period, and in so doing sheds fresh light on how Pink Floyd became one of the biggest bands ever. Includes archive interviews with the group plus rare and studio performance footage, contributions and insight from luminaries including Floyd producer Norman Smith, friend and colleague Peter Banks from Yes, touring bassist Hugh Hopper and other friends colleague and associates, along with Pink Floyd biographer Mark Blake, Wire magazine's David Stubbs and ambient author Mark Prendergast, this film lifts the lid on this pivotal period in Pink Floyd's exceptional career.
The illegitimate and impoverished son of a dressmaker and a nobleman, Hyacinth Robinson has grown up with a strong sense of beauty that heightens his acute sympathy for the inequalities that surround him. Drawn into a secret circle of radical politics he makes a rash vow to commit a violent act of terrorism.
This volume brings together Virginia Woolf's last two novels, "The Years" (1937) which traces the lives of members of a dispersed middle-class family between 1880 and 1937, and "Between the Acts" (1941), an account of a village pageant in the summer preceding the Second World War which successfully interweaves comedy, satire and disturbing observation. Rewriting the traditional family saga and the pageant, these unsettling novels provide extraordinary critiques of Englishness and English identity while pursuing compelling existentialist and psychological themes such as the nature of time, memory, personal relationships and sexual desire. Their tightly constructed narratives enable the reader to experience the fragmented lives of their characters and the difficulties that they have in communicating with each other and even understanding themselves. Read together, these novels illuminate each other in ways that will engage both the student and the general reader.