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Contents

"Dawn of Freedom" by Faiz Ahmed Faiz

Map of South Asia

Biographical Sketch of Eqbal Ahmad

Introduction by David Barsamian

Foreword by Edward W. Said

Chapter 1 Think Critically and Take Risks

Chapter 2 Distorted HistoriesNotes

Chapter 3 Do Not Accept the Safe Haven

Selected Bibliography of Eqbal Ahmad's Writing

Index

Reviews

"Eqbal Ahmad, perhaps the shrewdest and most original anti-imperialist analyst of Asia and Africa…[was] a man of enormous charisma and incorruptible ideals…. He had an almost instinctive attraction to movements of the oppressed and the persecuted…[and] a formidable knowledge of history. Arabs, for example, learned more from him about the failures of Arab nationalism than from anyone else.… Ahmad was that rare thing, an intellectual unintimidated by power or authority."-Edward W. Said, author of Culture and Imperialism, eulogizing Ahmad in The Nation and The Guardian

"[Eqbal Ahmad] was a shining example of what a true internationalist should be.… Eqbal was at home in the history of all the world's great civilizations. He had an encyclopedic knowledge of states past and present, and he knew that states had a rightful role to play. But he also knew that states existed to serve peoplenot the other way aroundand he had little to do with governments, except as a thorn in their side. To friends, colleagues, and students, however, he gave unstintingly of himself and his time.… His example and his memory will inspire many to carry on his work."-Kofi Annan, Secretary-General of the United Nations

"A very dedicated and honorable activist, Eqbal was right in the middle of everything.… He was a student of revolution and imperialism and a very good one."-Noam Chomsky, MIT

"Eqbal Ahmad was unique in combining compassion for the dispossessed-en masse and one by one; the intellectual capacity to analyze cultural, political, and economic issues on a transnational level; and an ability to raise his always eloquent voice on behalf of constructive and original solutions."-Victory Navasky, Publisher and Editorial Director, The Nation

"Fighting words, wise words, from one of the most powerful activist intellectuals of ou

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An unprecedented collection from a giant in international politics.

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In 1997, at a remarkable weekend-long tribute to the legendary Eqbal Ahmad, the Palestinian scholar and author Edward W. Said urged Ahmad not to leave his "words scattered to the winds, or even recorded on tape, but collected and published in several volumes for everyone to read. Then those who don't have the privilege of knowing you will know what a truly remarkable, gifted man you are".<P>Ahmad died suddenly in the spring of 1999 before Said's dream came to fruition. Now, for the first time ever, Ahmad's most provocative ideas will be available in book form.<P>In these intimate and wide-ranging discussions, Ahmad tells us about life with Mohandas Gandhi, his infamous indictment with the Berrigan brothers for organizing against the Vietnam War, and his role as a key figure in liberation struggles around the world. This book will be a treasured keepsake for Ahmad's legions of fans and a vital contribution to international dissident literature.

Synopsis:

Contents

Dawn of Freedom by Faiz Ahmed Faiz

Map of South Asia

Biographical Sketch of Eqbal Ahmad

Introduction by David Barsamian

Foreword by Edward W. Said

Chapter 1 Think Critically and Take Risks

Chapter 2 Distorted HistoriesNotes

Chapter 3 Do Not Accept the Safe Haven

Selected Bibliography of Eqbal Ahmad's Writing

Index

Reviews

Eqbal Ahmad, perhaps the shrewdest and most original anti-imperialist analyst of Asia and Africa & was a man of enormous charisma and incorruptible ideals &. He had an almost instinctive attraction to movements of the oppressed and the persecuted & and a formidable knowledge of history. Arabs, for example, learned more from him about the failures of Arab nationalism than from anyone else. & Ahmad was that rare thing, an intellectual unintimidated by power or authority.-Edward W. Said, author of Culture and Imperialism, eulogizing Ahmad in The Nation and The Guardian

Eqbal Ahmad was a shining example of what a true internationalist should be. & Eqbal was at home in the history of all the world's great civilizations. He had an encyclopedic knowledge of states past and present, and he knew that states had a rightful role to play. But he also knew that states existed to serve peoplenot the other way aroundand he had little to do with governments, except as a thorn in their side. To friends, colleagues, and students, however, he gave unstintingly of himself and his time. & His example and his memory will inspire many to carry on his work.-Kofi Annan, Secretary-General of the United Nations

A very dedicated and honorable activist, Eqbal was right in the middle of everything. & He was a student of revolution andimperialism and a very good one.-Noam Chomsky, MIT

Eqbal Ahmad was unique in combining compassion for the dispossessed-en masse and one by one; the intellectual capacity to analyze cultural, political, and economic issues on a transnational level; and an ability to raise his always eloquent voice on behalf of constructive and original solutions.-Victory Navasky, Publisher and Editorial Director, The Nation

Fighting words, wise words, from one of the most powerful activist intellectuals of ou

Product Details

ISBN:
9780896086159
Subtitle:
Confronting Empire
With:
Barsamian, David
With:
Barsamian, David
Foreword by:
Said, Edward W.
Foreword:
Said, Edward W.
Author:
Barsamian, David
Foreword:
Said, Edward W.
Author:
Ahmad, Eqbal
Publisher:
South End Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Modern - 20th Century
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Government (non-U.S.)
Subject:
World politics
Subject:
Colonies
Subject:
Imperialism
Subject:
Government - Comparative
Subject:
Arab-Israeli conflict
Subject:
World politics -- 1945-1989.
Subject:
World History-1650 to Present
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20000701
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
6 BandW photographs
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.4 x 0.7 in 10 oz

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"Synopsis" by ,
An unprecedented collection from a giant in international politics.
"Synopsis" by , In 1997, at a remarkable weekend-long tribute to the legendary Eqbal Ahmad, the Palestinian scholar and author Edward W. Said urged Ahmad not to leave his "words scattered to the winds, or even recorded on tape, but collected and published in several volumes for everyone to read. Then those who don't have the privilege of knowing you will know what a truly remarkable, gifted man you are".<P>Ahmad died suddenly in the spring of 1999 before Said's dream came to fruition. Now, for the first time ever, Ahmad's most provocative ideas will be available in book form.<P>In these intimate and wide-ranging discussions, Ahmad tells us about life with Mohandas Gandhi, his infamous indictment with the Berrigan brothers for organizing against the Vietnam War, and his role as a key figure in liberation struggles around the world. This book will be a treasured keepsake for Ahmad's legions of fans and a vital contribution to international dissident literature.
"Synopsis" by , Contents

Dawn of Freedom by Faiz Ahmed Faiz

Map of South Asia

Biographical Sketch of Eqbal Ahmad

Introduction by David Barsamian

Foreword by Edward W. Said

Chapter 1 Think Critically and Take Risks

Chapter 2 Distorted HistoriesNotes

Chapter 3 Do Not Accept the Safe Haven

Selected Bibliography of Eqbal Ahmad's Writing

Index

Reviews

Eqbal Ahmad, perhaps the shrewdest and most original anti-imperialist analyst of Asia and Africa & was a man of enormous charisma and incorruptible ideals &. He had an almost instinctive attraction to movements of the oppressed and the persecuted & and a formidable knowledge of history. Arabs, for example, learned more from him about the failures of Arab nationalism than from anyone else. & Ahmad was that rare thing, an intellectual unintimidated by power or authority.-Edward W. Said, author of Culture and Imperialism, eulogizing Ahmad in The Nation and The Guardian

Eqbal Ahmad was a shining example of what a true internationalist should be. & Eqbal was at home in the history of all the world's great civilizations. He had an encyclopedic knowledge of states past and present, and he knew that states had a rightful role to play. But he also knew that states existed to serve peoplenot the other way aroundand he had little to do with governments, except as a thorn in their side. To friends, colleagues, and students, however, he gave unstintingly of himself and his time. & His example and his memory will inspire many to carry on his work.-Kofi Annan, Secretary-General of the United Nations

A very dedicated and honorable activist, Eqbal was right in the middle of everything. & He was a student of revolution andimperialism and a very good one.-Noam Chomsky, MIT

Eqbal Ahmad was unique in combining compassion for the dispossessed-en masse and one by one; the intellectual capacity to analyze cultural, political, and economic issues on a transnational level; and an ability to raise his always eloquent voice on behalf of constructive and original solutions.-Victory Navasky, Publisher and Editorial Director, The Nation

Fighting words, wise words, from one of the most powerful activist intellectuals of ou

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