Terrorism: Theirs & Ours: Theirs And Ours (Open Media Series)

Terrorism: Theirs & Ours: Theirs And Ours (Open Media Series)

Autor : Eqbal Ahmad,david Barsamian
Geschlecht : Bücher, Fachbücher, Sozialwissenschaft,
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Terrorism: Theirs & Ours: Theirs And Ours (Open Media Series)

Synopsis Taking issue with America's radically self-contradictory policy towards foreign leaders over the years, the insights offered by this invaluable book circle around the premise that the terrorist of yesterday is the hero of today, and vice versa. In part one, Eqbal Ahmad holds up the concepts of 'terrorist' and 'freedom fighter' to US foreign policy. What do these terms mean? Where do they apply? How can the roots of political violence be stemmed? Part two is an interview David Barsamian conducted with Ahmad after his return from Afghanistan, where he had met with and interviewed Osama bin Laden. Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende EQBAL AHMAD, who passed away in 1999, was hailed by his close friend Edward Said as 'perhaps the shrewdest and most original anti-imperialist analyst of the postwar world, particularly of the dynamics between the West and postcolonial Asia and Africa; a man of enormous charisma, dazzling eloquence, incorruptible ideals, unfailing generosity and sympathy. Humanity and genuine secularism ... had no finer champion.' Eqbal Ahmad was Professor Emeritus of International Relations and Middle Eastern Studies at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. For many years he served as managing editor of the quarterly Race and Class. His essays appeared in The Nation and other journals throughout the world.