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Al Qaeda and What it Means to be Modern By John Gray

Al Qaeda and What it Means to be Modern
by John Gray

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Far from being a throwback to medieval times, the fundamentalism of Al Qaeda is an entirely modern response to the world. This is the controversial view argued in John Gray's take on politics and globalization since September 11, 2001.
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Al Qaeda and What it Means to be Modern Summary


Al Qaeda and What it Means to be Modern by John Gray

Marx, Mill and a great many economists imbibed the 19th-century Positivist view that every society is destined to go through the same phases of development, ending in a universal civilization based on science, industrial production and secular Enlightenment values. Tracing the impact of this view, via business, politics and academia, Gray argues that September 11 destroyed the idea of globalization as a single pathway to modernity. He also considers the rise and decline of the global free market, the pretensions of economics, the metamorphosis of war and the prospects of an American empire.

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Al Qaeda and What it Means to be Modern Reviews


'The most exhilarating book I have read since Richard Dawkins The Selfish Gene' J G Ballard 'One of the most consistently interesting and unpredictable thinkers in Britain.' Jason Cowley, Observer 'Wholly accessible, and profoundly relevant to the rapidly evolving world we live in'. Will Self, Independent

About John Gray


John Gray is one of the most provocative and controversial thinkers in Britain. He is a regular contributor to the New Statesman, Guardian and other journals.

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GOR001872319
Al Qaeda and What it Means to be Modern by John Gray
John Gray
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Faber & Faber
2003-05-19
160
0571219802
9780571219803
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