Promoting Dialogue Among Civilizations
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After Terror by Akbar S. Ahmed
Book DescriptionAfter Terror presents sustained reflections by some of the worlda s most celebrated thinkers on the most pressing question of our time: how can we find ways to defuse the ticking bombs of terrorism and excessive interventions against it? It offers an antidote to the fatalistic global holy war perspective that afflicts much contemporary thought, focusing instead on the principles, issues, and acts needed to shift course from alienation and conflict to a path of sanity and goodwill among cultures and civilizations. The central aim of the book is to advance contemporary thinking on the causes and implications of 9/11 and thus provide the essential elements of a blueprint for humanity. It features 28 original essays by some of the worlda s leading public figures, scholars, and religious leaders, including Benjamin Barber, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Jean Bethke Elshtain, Amitai Etzioni, Bernard Lewis, Martin Marty, Queen Noor, Joseph Nye, Judea Pearl, Jonathan Sacks, Ravi Shankar, Bishop Desmond Tutu, E.O. Wilson and James D. Wolfensohn. After Terror attests to the power of dialogue and mutual understanding and the possibility of tolerance, respect, cooperation, and commitment. Without ignoring the dangers of the modern world, it points to a future in which people can celebrate both the fundamental sentiments and interests that we share and the diversities that make us human.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780745635026
(215mm x 137mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 2-Mar-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Akbar S. Ahmed
Thistle and the Drone, Hardback (March 2013)
Examining relations between America and the Muslim world, the author draws on forty case studies representing the global span of Islam to demonstrate how the US has become involved directly or indirectly in each of these societies.
Millennium and Charisma Among Pathans, Paperback (March 2012)
This reissue presents an analysis of the Swat Pathans, the people of the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan, who belong administratively to Pakistan despite being a fiercely independent group, with their own codes and ways of life.
Journey into America, Hardback (June 2010)» View all books by Akbar S. Ahmed
Nearly seven million Muslims live in the United States today, and their relations with non-Muslims are strained. Many Americans associate Islam with figures such as Osama bin Laden, and they worry about ""homegrown terrorists.
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Author Biography - Akbar S. Ahmed
Akbar Ahmed and Brian Forst, both of the American University, Washington.
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