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The Clash of Fundamentalisms
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Tariq Ali is a writer and filmmaker. He has written more than a dozen books on world history and politics--including "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Bush in Babylon," "The Clash of Fundamentalisms" and "The Obama Syndrome"--as well as five novels in his Islam Quintet series and scripts for the stage and screen. He is an editor of the "New Left Review" and lives in London.

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In this timely and important book, Tariq Ali puts the events of September 11 into sweeping historical perspective. As we have come to expect from him, he is lucid, eloquent, literary, and painfully honest, as he dissects both Islamic and Wstern fundamentalism.
Ali's style is vigorous, his narrative compelling, showing that the shortterm, self-interested and oil-greedy policies of the British and Americans in such countries as Egypt, Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Iran must make our much-vaunted ideals of democracy and equity seem like a bad joke.
...urbane, highly intelligent and vividly written. One hopes this fine study will earn no fatwa.
The book is an outstanding contribution to our understanding of the nightmare of history from which so many people are struggling to awake, and deserves serious engagement and consideration. Ali broadens our horizons, geographically, historically, intellectually and politically....His mode of history telling is lyrical and engaging, humane and passionate.
...the current antiwar movement would benefit from his historical perspective, ideological clarity, and humor.
In this timely and important book, Tariq Ali puts the events of September 11th into sweeping historical perspective. As we have come to expect from him, he is lucid, eloquent, literary, and painfully honest, as he dissects both Islamic and Western fundamentalism. --Howard Zinn
"In this timely and important book, Tariq Ali puts the events of September 11th into sweeping historical perspective. As we have come to expect from him, he is lucid, eloquent, literary, and painfully honest, as he dissects both Islamic and Western fundamentalism."--Howard Zinn

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