I would make this the first book taught in every history class. It is certainly the most informative book that I've read this year; and I read a lot of them. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Bob K
Tariq Ali along with Robert Fisk are the two writers on " Middle Eastern Politics " that have lifted " The Mist"on what has become an ever confusing Real... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Christopher Condon
I remember Mr Ali as an activist, a man who appeared to have the guts to take on issues and challenge the mainstream thinking in politics. Read morePublished on August 29, 2012 by "Belgo Geordie"
One can't tell a book from it's cover, but in this case, at least one can get an idea that the author has a sense of humor! Read morePublished on October 19, 2008 by Giant Panda
just one word for this book : marvelous.
anyone wanting to get a historical handle on the relation between the west and the middle east has to read this book end to end.
Initially I picked up this book because I wanted some deeper understanding of the views of Tariq Ali, of the man behind the 'Islam Quintet'
What I found was a very... Read more
I have owned this book for several years and find myself continuing to go back to it. I think it is imperative that any US citizen who is interested in geo-politics should include... Read morePublished on December 8, 2007 by Mark W. Anderson
I'm sorry but I am not a Socialist as I do not share their aversion to religion and their view that religion is the opiate of the masses. Read morePublished on August 20, 2006 by Mr. H. A. Imam
I haven't read this book (yet), but the Library Journal review is outrageously stupid. Every one of the "undocumented howlers" the reviewer cites is a well-known fact. Read morePublished on August 19, 2006 by Dylan Stillwood