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Al Qaeda and what it means to be modern

Author: John Gray
Publisher: New York : New Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Argues that the ideology of Al Qaeda is both Western and modern, and that its zeal to remake the world descends from the same Enlightenment creed that informed the disastrous Soviet experiment and the neo-liberal dream of a global free market. [book cover].
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Gray
ISBN: 1565848055 9781565848054 0571220355 9780571220359
OCLC Number: 52165940
Notes: Originally published in the United Kingdom by Faber and Faber Limited, 2003.
Description: 145 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: What Al Qaeda destroyed --
Three modern projects --
The original modernisers --
A very short history of the global free market --
Geopolitics and the limits of growth --
The metamorphosis of war --
Pax Americana? --
Why we still do now know what it means to be modern.
Responsibility: John Gray.

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Argues that the ideology of Al Qaeda is both Western and modern, and that its zeal to remake the world descends from the same Enlightenment creed that informed the disastrous Soviet experiment and the neo-liberal dream of a global free market. [book cover].

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