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Title:Eqbal Ahmad: Confronting Empire
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Eqbal Ahmad, Edward Said, David Barsamian
Publisher:South End Press
ISBN:0896086151
ISBN 13:
Number of Pages:200
Category:Non fiction, Politics, History, Pakistan

Eqbal Ahmad: Confronting Empire by Eqbal Ahmad, Edward Said, David Barsamian

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Eqbal Ahmad: Confronting Empire Edward W Said once urged the legendary Eqbal Ahmad not to leave your works scattered to the winds or even recorded on tape but collected and published in several volumes for everyone to read Then those who don t have the privilege of knowing you will know what a truly remarkable gifted man you are .

Unfortunately Ahmad died suddenly before Said s wish came to fruition Now for the first time Ahmad s most provocative ideas are available in book form .

In these intimate and wide ranging conversations Ahmad discusses nationalism ethnic conflict the politics of memory and liberation struggles around the world .

Praise for Eqbal Ahmad .

Eqbal Ahmad perhaps the shrewdest and most original anti imperialist analyst of Asia and Africa was a man of enormous charisma and incorruptible ideals He had an almost instinctive attraction to movements of the oppressed and the persecuted and a formidable knowledge of history Arabs for example learned more from him about the failures of Arab nationalism than from anyone else Ahmad was that rare thing an intellectual unintimidated by power or authority Edward W Said author of Culture and Imperialism .

Eqbal Ahmad was a shining example of what a true internationalist should be Eqbal was at home in the history of all the world s great civilizations He had an encyclopedic knowledge of states past and present and he knew that states had a rightful role to play 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 To friends colleagues and students however he gave unstintingly of himself and his time His example and his memory will inspire many to carry on his work Kofi Annan Secretary General of the United Nations .

A very dedicated and honorable activist Eqbal was right in the middle of everything He was a student of revolution and imperialism and a very good one Noam Chomsky MIT .

Eqbal Ahmad was unique in combining compassion for the dispossessed en masse and one by one the intellectual capacity to analyze cultural political and economic issues on a transnational level and an ability to raise his always eloquent voice on behalf of constructive and original solutions Victory Navasky Publisher and Editorial Director The Nation

The Pen And The Sword: Conversations With David Barsamian, The Selected Writings of Eqbal Ahmad, Confronting Empire, Terrorism: Theirs & Ours, Political Culture and Foreign Policy: Notes on American Intervention in the Third World, Eqbal Ahmad: Confronting Empire, The Selected Writings, Louder than Bombs: Interviews from The Progressive Magazine