The Leopard and the Fox
A Pakistani Tragedy
By (author) Tariq Ali
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Leopard and the Fox by Tariq Ali
Book DescriptionThe BBC commissioned Tariq Ali to write a three-part TV series on the circumstances leading to the overthrow, trial and execution of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, the first elected Prime Minister of Pakistan. As rehearsals were about to begin, the BBC hierarchy - under pressure from the Foreign Office - decided to cancel the project. Why? General Zia ul Haq, the dictator at the time, was leading the jihad against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan. He was backed by the USA. According to expert legal opinion, there was a possibility of a whole range of defamation suits from the head of state to judges involved in the case. In consequence, it was decided not to broadcast this hard-hitting and provocative play. "The Leopard and the Fox" presents both the script and the story of censorship.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781905422296
(208mm x 150mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Seagull Books London Ltd
Publisher: Seagull Books London Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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A play, that can be read as an homage to German poet and playwright Bertolt Brecht. It features Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, who are mounted on their beasts of burden, Rocinante and the Mule, and Ali has them ride into the twenty-first century, where they are confronted by old, familiar vices: war, greed, disappointed love, and economic crisis.
Impatient Life, Paperback (February 2015)
The turbulent story of the radical Left in the eloquent words of one of its foremost leaders
Extreme Centre, Paperback (January 2015)» View all books by Tariq Ali
Britain's leading radical delivers an eviscerating attack on the indistinguishable political elite of the UK.
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Author Biography - Tariq Ali
Tariq Ali is a writer, critic, political campaigner, and film-maker. He has written scripts for both stage and screen and many polemics on world history and politics, most recently The Clash of Fundamentalisms, Bush in Babylon, and Rough Music: Blair/Bombs/Baghdad/London/Terror.
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