An eloquent analysis of the wars in Iraq and Palestine and the reasons for the absence of an anti war movement in the US.
Writer, journalist and film-maker Tariq Ali came to Berkeley at the end of April 2005. Tariq Ali was born in Pakistan in 1943. Educated at Oxford, he became involved with the movement against the war on Vietnam. He is also a world renowned scholar on the history and culture of Islam. Tariq Ali is editorial director of Verso books and editor and board member of the New Left Review.
Tariq Ali’s fiction includes a series of historical novels about Islam: Shadows of the Pomegranate Tree, A Sultan in Palermo and The Stone Woman. His non-fiction includes the just re-issued Street Fighting Years: An Autobiography of the Sixties. His book Bush in Babylon attacks the US invasion of Iraq. He spoke on April 24, 2005 in Berkeley at an event for Cody’s books. More information on Tariq Ali is on <http://www.contemporarywriters.com/authors/?p=auth164>
or on <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tariq_Ali>
In the second part of his talk Tariq Ali takes up religious fundamentalism.
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