By Miles Hudson
The assassination of political, non secular and armed forces leaders, usually dictators, is usually noticeable because the brief minimize to fixing a selected challenge. the writer takes factor with this argument. interpreting a sequence of associated assassinations including their motives and results, he seeks to illustrate that during many instances the killings have produced unexpected and accidental results that every one too usually lead to the other outcome to that wanted.
His case experiences, prepared intriguingly in pairs, conceal such various characters as Julius Caesar and Thomas a' Becket, Gandhi and Jesus Christ, Tsar Alexander II and Abraham Lincoln, Michael Collins and box Marshal Sir Henry Wilson, and Martin Luther King and Malcolm X.
This is an soaking up, arguable and informative learn.
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Like Gandhi he had disciples who were prepared to give up everything to follow him and propagated his message before and after his death. Like Gandhi he revolted against the status quo: Gandhi inveighed against the British Raj, while Jesus Christ strongly attacked the hypocrisy of the scribes, pharisees and chief priests who controlled the existing Jewish religious establishment together with the money changers and other merchants who invaded the temple in Jerusalem. Jesus Christ’s lifestyle would certainly have been based on simplicity.
Much to his distress, this led to many incidents of violence and a number of deaths. This was followed by the massacre at Amritsar on 13 April 1919 when General Dyer ordered his troops to open fire on what undoubtedly was a peaceful meeting, killing no fewer than 379 people and wounding 1,200. Gandhi blamed himself for launching his campaign prematurely. He confessed to ‘a blunder of Himalayan magnitude’ and called it off. Towards the end of 1921 Gandhi resumed the campaign of noncooperation. During December 1921 and January 1922 ten thousand Indians were thrown into prison for political offences.
Other Indians, mostly Moslem merchants, paid their own way to South Africa and established successful businesses there. 6 There was considerable discrimination against them by the whites, who even began to talk of an ‘Asian peril’, an ironic term in view of the fact that it was the whites themselves who had introduced the Indians into South Africa and, in the case of indentured labour, had paid for their passage. This discrimination gradually became adopted in law and it was as a result of this that Gandhi became heavily involved as an Inner Temple trained lawyer, emerging quite soon as the leader of the Indian community.