Eqbal Ahmad Confronting Empire

ISBN-10: 0896086151
ISBN-13: 9780896086159
Edition: 2000
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Description: 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  More...

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List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: South End Press
Publication date: 7/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

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

David Barsamian is a broadcast journalist and director of Alternative Radio. He is well known for his interviews of Noam Chomsky, which have been collected in several volumes. These include Chronicles of Dissent, Keeping the Rabble in Line: Interviews with David Barsamian, and Class Warfare: Interviews with David Barsamian. His interviews with Edward Said have also been collected, in The Pen and the Sword: Conversations with David Barsamian.

Edward W. Said is University Professor of English & Comparative Literature at Columbia University. He is the author of nineteen books, including "Orientalism" (which was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award), "Culture & Imperialism", "The End of the Peace Process", & "Out of Place", a memoir. He lives in New York City.

Acknowledgments
"Dawn of Freedom"
Map of South Asia
Biographical Sketch of Eqbal Ahmad
Introduction
Foreword
Think Critically and Take Risks
Gandhi and Partition
The Struggle Over Kashmir
Higher Education
Frantz Fanon, Malcolm X, Noam Chomsky, and Edward W. Said
The Palestinian Question
Faiz Ahmed Faiz
Orientalism
The Demonization of Islam
The Taliban
Reconstructing Hegemony
The Future of the U.S. Left
Photographs
Distorted Histories
The Perils of Nationalism
Some of the News Fit to Print
Tribes Have Been Given Flags
Nuclear Politics in South Asia
Nationalism and Islam
Unilateralism After the Cold War
The Lexicon of Terrorism
Engaging Iran
Turkey and Israel
The Armenian Genocide
Beyond Belief: V.S. Naipaul
The Changing of the Guards
Return to the Source
Marx's Legacy
Intellectual Work
Do Not Accept the Safe Haven
Oppression and Identity
Poetry and Revolution
Pathologies of Power
Sri Lanka
Ethnic Conflict in the Balkans
International Solidarity
Marketing Individualism
Antonio Gramsci and Albert Camus
Do Not Accept the Safe Haven
Selected Bibliography of Equal Ahmad's Writing
Index
Alternative Radio's Eqbal Ahmad Archive

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