Sakyajit Bhattacharya reviews the debates and discussions about the role of the government and a communist party after the setback in the Panchayat elections, not as an isolated subject in the post 2000 period, but as a continuum from the 1964 policy formulation of the CPI (M).
It needs to be underscored that FDI in retail is fundamentally different from greenfield foreign investment in manufacturing. While the latter enhances the economy’s productive base, enhances technological capability and generates employment in most cases, entry of multinational retail chains has few positive spin-offs. In fact the negative effects in terms of job loss and the displacement of small retailers and traditional supply chains by the monopoly/monopsony power of the multinational retailers far outweigh the supposed benefits accruing to the organised retail sector in terms of increased “efficiency”.
The roles of media and 'sushil Samaj' in Nandigram incident. The spectre of Gramsci still haunts!
“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.”
“The most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly - it must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over”
The comedy of presenting an empty cartridge and screaming with the allegation of firing only proves that TMC is the most sub-standard follower of Fascism. The tragedy of Reikhstag has been diluted to the comedy in Nandigram!
The Fire in Reichstag ,set by the Nazi party, in 1933 depicts a beautiful application of Goebels theory of propagating lie. Communists were blamed for that incident which provided the Nazis a golden opportunity of massive scale annihilation of the commies. Right-wing groups have been following Goebels from then on.