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  • NIGHT OF THE GOLDEN BUTTERFLY

    ight of the Golden Butterfly concludes the Islam Quintet Tariq Ali’s much lauded series of historical novels, translated into more than a dozen languages, that has been twenty years in the writing. Completing an epic panorama that began in fifteenth-century Moorish Spain, the latest novel moves between the cities of the twenty-first century, from Lahore to London, from Paris to Beijing. The narrator is rung one morning and reminded that he owes a debt of honour.
    ISBN: 9781781680063
    AUTHOR: TARIQ ALI
    ISBN: 9781781680063
    Publisher: VERSO
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    Author: TARIQ ALI

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  • BUSH IN BABYLON

    London-based writer and filmmaker Ali has followed his careful and elaborate study of Islam and imperialism, The Clash of Fundamentalisms, with this short and quick response to the 2003 Iraq war. This time around, he delivers a plaintive, choppy rant instead of an organized, thorough analysis. Appalled by Western (he calls it Northern) arrogance, he begins by condemning local collaborators and praising the “purity and moral integrity” of poets and children (who taunt the occupiers). After two chapters of this high-handedness, he rapidly shifts his focus away from the social and cultural and launches into a political history of modern Iraq. Starting with the post-WWI British occupation and ending with the current U.S.-British occupation, he contends that the era between these official occupations was an interruption of the natural expansion of the capitalist order by the very real threat of a global Communist revolution. The countries of the South might not have been physically occupied by the rival Northern powers, but they were patronized, infiltrated and manipulated. The current conquest of Iraq, Ali concludes, is “part of a long historical process that was disrupted by the twentieth century and is now back on course.” What disrupted the process was the Cold War, and now that the Soviet Union is gone, there is no serious obstacle-other than indigenous resistance-in the path of colonial capitalism. Ali’s summary of history from inside the radical Arab left-he gives extended attention to 1958, the peak of popularity for the Iraqi Communist Party-is intended as “a warning to both occupier and resister” that the current course of history is toward more violence and inequality.
    ISBN: 1859845835
    Publisher: VERSO LONDON
    Subtitle: THE RECOLONISATION OF IRAQ
    Author: TARIQ ALI

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  • THE FORTY- YEAR WAR IN AFGHANISTAN

    The occupation of Afghanistan is over, and a balance sheetcan be drawn. These essays on war and peace in the region reveal Tariq Ali at his sharpest and most prescient. Rarely has there been such an enthusiastic display of international unity as that which greeted the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001. Compared to Iraq, Afghanistan became the ‘good war’. But a stalemate ensued, and the Taliban waited out the NATO contingents. Today, with the collapse of the puppet regime in Kabul, what does the future hold for a traumatised Afghan people? Will China become the dominant influence in the country? Tariq Ali has been following the wars in Afghanistan for forty years. He opposed Soviet military intervention in 1979, predicting disaster. He was also a fierce critic of its NATO sequel, Operation Enduring Freedom. In a series of trenchant commentaries, he has described the tragedies inflicted on Afghanistan, as well as the semi-Talibanisation and militarisationof neighbouring Pakistan. Most of his predictions have proved accurate. The Forty-Year War in Afghanistan: A Chronicle Foretold brings together the best of his writings and includes a new introduction.
    ISBN: 9789697834365
    Publisher: FOLIO BOOKS
    Subtitle: A CHRONICLE FORETOLD
    Author: TARIQ ALI

     950
  • NIGHT OF THE GOLDEN BUTTERFLY


    ISBN: 9789699473883
    Publisher: ILQA PUBLICATIONS
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    Author: TARIQ ALI

     495
  • A SULTAN IN PALERMO


    ISBN: 9789699473876
    Publisher: ILQA PUBLICATIONS
    Subtitle:
    Author: TARIQ ALI

     495
  • THE BOOK OF SALADIN


    ISBN: 9789699473869
    Publisher: ILQA PUBLICATIONS
    Subtitle:
    Author: TARIQ ALI

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  • THE CLASH OF FUNDAMENTALISMS

    `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 Western fundamentalism.’ Howard Zinn

    `[Ali] finds little to distinguish between the organised violence of the United States and that of those who oppose it …’ Sydney Morning Herald

    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…. Ali has a sharp mind and wit. His mode of history telling is lyrical and engaging, humane and passionate.’ Anthony Arnove, The Nation

    `As … Ali suggests, the notion that September 11 represents a new epoch or a historic turning point is little more than propaganda.’ Peter Rodgers, The Weekend Australian

    `Ali’s style is vigorous, his narrative compelling, showing that the short-term, 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.’ Karen Armstrong, The Times

    `Dissatisfied with explanations that the attacks could be reduced to the psychic disorders of a few Islamic militants who hate the US for its sheer “innate goodness”, Chalmers Johnson, Noam Chomsky and Tariq All published lucid, historical explanations of why the. US is so hated and feared in Central Asia and the Middle East.’ Scott Burchill, The Age
    ISBN: 185984457X
    Publisher: LONDON
    Subtitle: CRUSADES, JIHADS AND MODERNITY
    Author: TARIQ ALI

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