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The clash of fundamentalisms : crusades, jihads and modernity

Author: Tariq Ali
Publisher: London : Verso, 2002.
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In this wide-ranging book Ali challenges assumptions on both sides, arguing that Islamic civilization has an important role in Western modernity, and that what we have experienced with the rise of  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tariq Ali
ISBN: 1859846793 9781859846797 185984457X 9781859844571
OCLC Number: 48834950
Description: x, 342 p. : ill., map ; 21 cm.
Contents: Part I: 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 --
Part II: 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 --
Part III: The nuclear wastelands of South Asia. The case of Anwar Shaikh --
Plain tales from Pakistan --
Afghanistan: between hammer and anvil --
The story of Kashmir --
Part IV: A clash of fundamentalisms. A short-course history of US imperialism --
September surprise --
Letter to a young Muslim --
Appendix: On the Israeli-Arab war.
Responsibility: Tariq Ali.
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