Confronting Empire has 11 ratings and 4 reviews. رحمان said: I rarely ever admire anyone because, well let’s face it, most people aren’t really that admi. Now what you had was Islamic fundamentalists of a really hardcore variety, the majahideen in Afghanistan, taking on the “evil empire.” They received billions in. Contents “Dawn of Freedom” by Faiz Ahmed Faiz Map of South Asia Biographical Sketch of Eqbal Ahmad Introduction by David Barsamian Foreword by Edward.
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The sections on Palestine gave me a new perspective on their liberation- his recounting of his interactions with Arafat are particularly interesting, as are his opinions of options for the struggle there. Ali Zaidi rated it it was amazing Feb 29, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. From tohe confronitng political science and middle eastern history at Princeton, later earning his Ph.
A series of interviews conducted with the late Eqbal Ahmed. Amna Khan rated it it was amazing Feb 17, Uzair marked it as to-read Dec 07, Sep 13, Uzma Khan rated it it was amazing Shelves: QebalAhmad was indicted with the anti-war Catholic priests, Daniel and Phillip Berrigan, along with four other Catholic pacifists, on charges of conspiracy to kidnap Henry Kissinger.
It contributed to the separation of Bangladesh Bengali speaking as an independent country.
This is Ahmad at his best, committed to being honest about the complexities ekpire any situation, and against simple minded and hateful misrepresentations.
First time reading anything involving Eqbal and I was impressed. I’ve never heard of Eqbal Ahmad before, but this series of interviews taken in the 90s are pretty fascinating. Said once urged the legendary Eqbal Ahmad not to ‘leave your works scattered to the winds, or even recorded on tape, but collected and published in several volumes for everyone to read. To ask other readers questions about Confronting Empireplease sign up.
Conner marked it as to-read Nov 16, He was managing editor ahmae the quarterly Race and Class. Isra marked it as to-read Apr 07, Books by Eqbal Ahmad. Subjects History Politics Nonfiction. To friends, colleagues, and students, however, he gave unstintingly of himself and his time … His example and his memory will inspire many to carry qebal his work.
Eqbal Ahmad Confronting Empire
Eqbal Ahmad was born in the village of Irki in Bihar, India in or During these years, he became known as “one of the earliest and most vocal opponents of American policies in Vietnam and Cambodia”.
If it does not, the empjre over Iraq may ignite prot Eqbal Ahmad is at his most personable here, all while making searing predictions. Jan 30, Courtney rated it it was amazing. Zubair Khan rated it really liked it Jan 12, Ahmad deals with a wide range of issues in his dialogue with Barsamian. A few years later, his father was murdered over a land dispute, while the young Eqbal lay beside him.
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Eqbal Ahmad: Confronting Empire
Nov 15, Zabiullah added it. But Aqbal knew who he was and posits that the betrayal of the mujahadeen by the US, along with the continued American presence in Saudi Arabia after the first Gulf War, and after the US said there wouldn’t be, helped fuel the rise of al-Queda and assorted groups.
Bridge rated it it was amazing Jun 13, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. A Palestinian by birth, Said has sought to show how Palestinian history differs from the rest of Arabic history because of the encounter with Jewish settlers and to present to Western readers a more broadly representative Palestinian position than they usually obtain from Western sources.
Eqbal Ahmad was a Pakistani political scientist, writer, journalist, and anti-war activist. There is a scientific analysis from Asia to Europe. Hannah marked it as to-read Mar 11, Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
Now, for the first time, Ahmad’s most provocative ideas are available in book form.
A few years later, his father was murdered o Eqbal Ahmad was a Pakistani political scientist, writer, journalist, and anti-war activist. Aug 10, Joseph rated it it was amazing Shelves: Arabs, for example, learned more from him about the failures of Arab nationalism than from anyone else Some remarkable insights here, all still very relevant.
He was a member of the Algerian delegation to peace talks at Evian. Hafsa Tyeb marked it as to-read Nov 25, Dec 06, Randall Wallace rated it it was amazing.
A prolific writer and journalist, Eqbal was widely consulted by revolutionaries, journalists, activist leaders and policymakers around the world. Apr 18, Saqlain added it. Eqbal Ahmad is able to show so much humanity, as well as hope for political struggle, though he lived through the partition of the subcontinent as well as the Algerian revolution and saw so much pain in both those ordeals. Said, author of Culture and Imperialismeulogizing Ahmad ahmaad The Eqbzl and The Guardian “[Eqbal Ahmad] was a shining example of what a true internationalist should be In this book, a series of interviews conducted by David Barsamian, you can clearly hear Eqbal’s penetrating voice on a number of confronfing political issues that are still relevant today, beginning with American imperialism of course, then passing by occupied Palestine, a struggle he was personally involved in, an I rarely ever admire anyone because, well let’s face it, most people aren’t really that admirable.
Disarray and confusion shall certainly ensue if he is eliminated. These provide excellent summaries of their thinking for anyone not familiar with their works, as well as a fresh rqbal for those who know them well.
A prolific writer and journalist, Eqbal was widely consulted by revolutionaries, journalists, activist leaders and policymakers around the world. He died in September Arabs, for example, learned more from him about clnfronting failures of Arab nationalism than from anyone else.