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The Nabu International Literary Agency. Eqbal Ahmad was a Pakistani political scientist, writer, journalist, and anti-war activist. Aa rated it it was amazing Jan 20, Arabs, for example, learned more from him about the failures of Arab nationalism than from anyone else. Saddam Hussein cconfronting not an exception.

Confronting Empire

To ask other readers questions about Confronting Empireplease sign up. It’s refreshing to read an intellectual with great moral courage like him.

He had an encyclopedic knowledge of states past and present, and he knew that states had a rightful role to play. Sep 13, Uzma Khan rated it it was amazing Shelves: Wenzy marked it as to-read May 10, Preview — Eqbal Ahmad by Eqbal Ahmad.

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Praise for Eqbal Ahmad: OMAR marked it as to-read Feb 16, Eqbal Ahmad Author Eqbal Ahmad: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I wish there would have more to read but it ended with the last interview on Eqval Sultan and Iqbal’s poetic version of Tipu’s advice to his son, titled, “Do not accept the save heaven. If it does not, the scramble over Iraq may ignite prot Eqbal Ahmad is at his most personable here, all while making searing predictions.

He was Political Scientist by profession, while an activist and revolutionary by zeal.

Eqbal Ahmad: Confronting Empire

The land was later seized by Bhutto’s husband, Asif Zardari, rqbal to build a golf course and club. Emely rated it liked it Apr 24, He was managing editor of the quarterly Race and Class. It contains topics ranging from Kashmir, Palestine, Orientalism, to the failure of third world countries economically emplre politically.

He was a student of revolution and imperialism and a very good one. Spanish in Spain International Editors’ Co.

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confrnoting Some remarkable insights here, all still very relevant. Eqbal died in Islamabad on May 11,of heart failure following surgery for colon cancer, diagnosed just one week before. From tohe was a fellow at the Adlai Stevenson Institute in Chicago.

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Jordy rated it it was amazing Aug 03, Feb 27, Joe Xtarr rated it it was amazing. It is series of lectures, discussing the world issues like Marxism, new liberal approaches, international solidarity etc etc and then analysis of contemporary countries’ politics of the 90’s situation with prescient outlook.

His critique of the Oslo “peace” process is principled, pertinent and scathing for reasons that are now all too clear. He was strongly critical of the Middle East strategy of the United States as well as what he saw as the “twin curse” of nationalism and religious fanaticism in such countries as Pakistan.

Eqbal Ahmad Confronting Empire

It contributed to the separation of Bangladesh Bengali speaking as an independent country. But he also knew that states existed to serve people, not the other way around, and he had little to do with governments, except as a thorn in their side. He was a student of revolution and imperialism and a very good one. Now, for the first time, Ahmad’s most provocative ideas are available in connfronting form. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Thank aahmad very much.