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The Clash of Fundamentalisms: Crusades, Jihads and Modernity

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The aerial attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center, a global spectacle of unprecedented dimensions, generated an enormous volume of commentary. The inviolability of the American mainland, breached for the first time since 1812, led to extravagant proclamations by the pundits. It was a new world-historical turning point. The 21st century, once greeted triumphantly as marking the dawn of a worldwide neo-liberal civilization, suddenly became menaced. The choice presented from the White House and its supporters was to stand shoulder-to-shoulder against terrorism or be damned.

Tariq Ali challenges these assumptions, arguing instead that what we have experienced is the return of History in a horrific form, with religious symbols playing a part on both sides: ‘Allah’s revenge,’ ‘God is on Our Side’ and ‘God Bless America.’ The visible violence of September 11 was the response to the invisible violence that has been inflicted on countries like Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Palestine and Chechnya. Some of this has been the direct responsibility of the United States and Russia. In this wide-ranging book that provides an explanation for both the rise of Islamic fundamentalism and new forms of Western colonialism, Tariq Ali argues that many of the values proclaimed by the Enlightenment retain their relevance, while portrayals of the American Empire as a new emancipatory project are misguided.

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In this wide-ranging book Ali challenges assumptions on both sides, arguing that Islamic civilization has an important role in Western modernity, and that what we have experienced with the rise of fundamentalism is the return of history in an horrific form.

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Tariq Ali puts the events of September 11 into sweeping historical perspective, as he dissects both Islamic and Western fundamentalism.

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In this timely and important book, new in paperback, Tariq Ali is lucid, eloquent, literary and painfully honest as he dissects both Islamic and Western fundamentalism.

About the Author

Tariq Ali is a writer and filmmaker. He has written more than a dozen books on world history and politics—including Pirates of the Caribbean, Bush in Babylon, The Clash of Fundamentalisms and The Obama Syndrome—as well as five novels in his Islam Quintet series and scripts for the stage and screen. He is an editor of the New Left Review and lives in London.

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Eric Hamell, February 11, 2009 (view all comments by Eric Hamell)
This is an excellent, fascinating, engaging book. Ali is a writer of enormous talent, and his work here is informed not only by an incredible intellect, but by personal knowledge deriving from his background in one of Punjab's "old families."

Freethinkers will get a special kick out of the first chapter, "An Atheist Childhood."
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781859844571
Author:
Ali, Tariq
Publisher:
Verso
Location:
London
Subject:
Islam
Subject:
World politics
Subject:
Fundamentalism
Subject:
History & Theory - Radical Thought
Subject:
Islamic fundamentalism
Subject:
Religion and politics
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
International Relations
Subject:
Politics - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
03-127
Publication Date:
20030417
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8.1 x 6 x 1.4 in 1.325 lb

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Product details 432 pages Verso - English 9781859844571 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In this wide-ranging book Ali challenges assumptions on both sides, arguing that Islamic civilization has an important role in Western modernity, and that what we have experienced with the rise of fundamentalism is the return of history in an horrific form.
"Synopsis" by , Tariq Ali puts the events of September 11 into sweeping historical perspective, as he dissects both Islamic and Western fundamentalism.
"Synopsis" by , In this timely and important book, new in paperback, Tariq Ali is lucid, eloquent, literary and painfully honest as he dissects both Islamic and Western fundamentalism.
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