Murder in Amsterdam Liberal Europe, Islam, and the Limits of Tolerance

ISBN-10: 0143112368
ISBN-13: 9780143112365
Edition: N/A
Authors: Ian Buruma
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/28/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

A revelatory look at what happens when political Islam collides with the secular West Ian Buruma s Murder in Amsterdamis a masterpiece of investigative journalism, a book with the intimacy and narrative control of a crime novel and the analytical brilliance for which Buruma is renowned. On a cold November day in Amsterdam in 2004, the celebrated and controversial Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh was shot and killed by an Islamic extremist for making a movie that insulted the prophet Mohammed. The murder sent shock waves across Europe and around the world. Shortly thereafter, Ian Buruma returned to his native land to investigate the event and its larger meaning as part of the great dilemma of our time.

Ian Buruma is the Henry R. Luce Professor of Democracy, Human Rights, and Journalism at Bard College. His many books include "Anglomania" (Random House), "Inventing Japan" (Modern Library), and "Murder in Amsterdam" (Penguin), which won a "Los Angeles Times" Book Award. He is a regular contributor to many publications, including the "New York Review of Books", the "New Yorker", the "Guardian", and the "Financial Times".

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