Clash of Fundamentalisms Crusades, Jihads and Modernity

ISBN-10: 185984457X
ISBN-13: 9781859844571
Edition: 2003
Authors: Tariq Ali
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Description: In this work that provides an explanation for both the rise of Islamic fundamentalism and new forms of Western colonialism, Tariq Ali argues that what we have experienced since September 11 is the return of history in a horrific form.

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List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Verso Books
Publication date: 4/17/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 460
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.606
Language: English

In this work that provides an explanation for both the rise of Islamic fundamentalism and new forms of Western colonialism, Tariq Ali argues that what we have experienced since September 11 is the return of history in a horrific form.

Tariq Ali is a writer, filmmaker, and a longtime political activist and campaigner. He has written over a dozen books on world history and politics, including The Clash of Fundamentalisms, Bush in Babylon, Rough Music, and Pirates of the Caribbean: The Axis of Hope, as well as scripts for both stage and screen.

Acknowledgements
Introduction to the Paperback Edition
Prologue
Mullahs and Heretics
An atheist childhood
The origins of Islam
The empire of the world
Jerusalem, Jerusalem
Ottomanism
The joys of heresy
Women versus the eternal masculine
One Hundred Years of Servitude
A spring memory
The roots of Wahhabism
The kingdom of corruption
Zionism, the First Oil War, resistance
Marginal notes on the chapter of defeats
The anti-imperialism of fools
An ocean of terror
The Nuclear Wastelands of South Asia
The case of Anwar Shaikh
Plain tales from Pakistan
Afghanistan: between hammer and anvil
The story of Kashmir
The colour khaki
A Clash of Fundamentalisms
A short-course history of US imperialism
September surprise
Letter to a young Muslim
Epilogue: The Road to Bali
A small town in Java
Islam on the Equator
A tropical gulag
An island made secure
On the Israeli-Arab war
Index

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