American Raj: Liberation or Domination?: Resolving the Conflict Between the West and the Muslim World

American Raj: Liberation or Domination?: Resolving the Conflict Between the West and the Muslim World

  • ISBN-13: 9781554700875
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In 1993, political scientist Samuel Huntington turned conventional political wisdom on its head by arguing that future conflicts wouldn’t be between nations but between civilizations — notably, between the secular West and the fundamentalist Islamic world. At the same time, Eric S. Margolis was arguing the same point from a different position: that of a journalist reporting from within the Muslim world. American Raj is the culmination of Margolis’ years of boots-on-the-ground insight into the way the Muslim world really operates. It takes readers inside the thinking and worldview of anti-Western Islamic radicals throughout the Muslim world and identifies the historical, political, and religious factors that have played a major role in generating hostility toward the West. Employing the model of Britain’s imperialist hegemony in Asia, Margolis explores in fascinating detail whether the West risks a replay of the Raj experience or whether we face an entirely new world order.

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