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
Alright, first of all, in response to the reviewer who stated that the author must have made up the fact that the US shot down an Iranian Passenfer jet, a quick google search... Read morePublished on June 3, 2006 by Marek
Ali's book contains much vivid detail, but while the flow of his discourse is vividly literary, his sentences somehow fail to explain clearly. Read morePublished on June 2, 2005 by Eric Kaun