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Political journeys : the openDemocracy essays

Author: Fred Halliday; David Hayes
Publisher: London : Saqi, ©2011.
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This collection of columns written for openDemocracy between 2004 and 2009 is proof of a subtle worldview that continues to generate questions: what is the relation between religion, nationalism and  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fred Halliday; David Hayes
ISBN: 9780863564611 0863564615
OCLC Number: 696087001
Notes: "Essays written for openDemocracy between the start of 2004 and the end of 2009"--Introduction, p. 9.
Description: 288 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Contents Preface Chapter One: Points of Departure Lessons from Ireland 1968: the global legacy The Lessons of Communism A lunch with Mario Soares The forward march of women halted? Feminism in the Middle East: two pioneers Chapter Two: Shadows of Cold War The Age of the Three Dustbins Looking back on Saddam Hussein Cold War Assassinations: Solved and Unsolved A Conversation in Havana Boadicea in the South Atlantic: The Legacies of Margaret Thatcher The Vagaries of 'Anti-imperialism': The Left and jihad The Dominican Republic: in search of a 'National Hero' Chapter Three: Challenges of the Middle East Crises of the Middle East: 1914, 1967, 2003 America and the Arab World after Saddam Al-Jazeera: a matchbox that roared Yemen: murder in Arabia Felix Navigating Mare Nostrum: The Barcelona Process after ten years In An Unholy Place: Letter from Jerusalem Lebanon, Israel, and the 'Greater West Asian Crisis' Maxime Rodinson: in praise of a 'marginal man' Chapter Four: Revolution in a 'Great Nation' Ahmadinejad as President: Iran's revolutionary spasm Miscalculation in Tehran Sunni, Shi'a and the 'Trotskyists of Islam' Iran's revolution in global history Reflections on the Counter-Revolution in Iran Chapter Five: Political Violence Terrorism in historical perspective In Western Europe's Two Terrorism Capitals A Visit to 'Ground Zero' A Lebanese fragment: two days with Hizbullah Reason amid Rockets: Morality in a time of War The Attorney-General comes to town On the Death of Benazir Bhutto Chapter Six: Profit and Power in the Lands of Islam A transnational umma: reality or myth? The Jamahiriyah at Forty Faith as Business: Islam, law and finance Finance in the Gulf: the Chimera of Sovereign Wealth Funds Chapter Seven: Universalism Imperilled A Crisis of Universalism: America and radical Islam after 9/11 In Euskadi Tibet, Palestine and the Politics of Post-colonial Sequestration The Miscalculations of Small Nations Mixed Messages in Yerevan In the Darkest Place: a morning in Auschwitz Conclusions: The World's Twelve Worst Ideas Revenge of Political Economy: Karl Polanyi, Susan Strange and the global financial crisis A Time in Barcelona Further References Index
Responsibility: edited by David Hayes.


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