Confronting Empire has 11 ratings and 4 reviews. رحمان said: I rarely ever admire anyone because, well let’s face it, most people aren’t really that admi. Now what you had was Islamic fundamentalists of a really hardcore variety, the majahideen in Afghanistan, taking on the “evil empire.” They received billions in. Contents “Dawn of Freedom” by Faiz Ahmed Faiz Map of South Asia Biographical Sketch of Eqbal Ahmad Introduction by David Barsamian Foreword by Edward.

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To ask other readers questions about Confronting Empireplease sign up. He was strongly critical of the Middle East strategy of the United States as well as what he saw as the “twin curse” of nationalism and religious fanaticism in such countries as Pakistan.

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Saddam Hussein is not an exception. To friends, colleagues, and students, however, he gave unstintingly of himself and his time Innosanto rated it it was amazing Jan 07, The sections on Palestine gave me a new perspective on their liberation- his recounting of his interactions with Arafat are particularly interesting, as are his opinions of options for the struggle there.

And he is able to call Noam Chomsky enpire because he has to speak the same truth over and over and over again! Books by Eqbal Ahmad. Due to the nature of this work, essentially transcriptions of radio interviews, it hasn’t the depth nor is it as comprehensive as the five hundred or so pages of his “Selected Writings”.

In the early ‘s he was granted a parcel of land in Pakistan by Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto’s government to build an independent, alternative university, named Khaldunia. A few years later, his father was murdered over a land dispute, while the young Eqbal lay beside him. Katie Mcmillen rated it did not like it Dec 18, Sunehri Ullo marked it as to-read Jun 15, This is Ahmad at his best, committed to being honest about the complexities of any situation, and against simple minded and hateful misrepresentations.


Ahmad was that rare thing, an intellectual unintimidated by power or authority. Sania Sufi rated it it was amazing Oct 16, If it does not, the scramble over Iraq may ignite prot Eqbal Ahmad is at his most personable here, all while making searing predictions.

This book contains set of interviews he gave to Barsamian before his death, and were published posthumously. Eqbal Ahmad was a Pakistani political scientist, writer, journalist, and anti-war activist. Return to Book Page. More about Eqbal Ahmad. He is well known for his interviews of Noam Chomsky, which have been collected in several volumes.

Andrew rated it liked it Feb 15, From tohe served as the first director of its overseas affiliate, the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam. Eqbal was at home in the history of all the world’s great civilizations. Zach added it Jun 10, He had an almost instinctive attraction to movements of the oppressed and the persecuted, and a formidable knowledge of history. Said once urged the legendary Eqbal Ahmad not to “leave your words scattered to the winds, or even recorded on tape, but collected and published in several volumes for everyone to read.

In this book, a series of interviews conducted by David Barsamian, you can clearly hear Eqbal’s penetrating voice on a number of important political issues that are still relevant today, beginning with American imperialism of course, then passing by occupied Palestine, a struggle he was personally involved in, an I rarely ever admire anyone because, well let’s face it, most people aren’t really that admirable.


Michael marked it as to-read Oct 14, Apr 18, Saqlain added it. Eqbal AhmadDavid Barsamian. During these years, he became known as “one of the earliest and most empite opponents of Eqgal policies in Vietnam and Cambodia”.

Confronting Empire by Eqbal Ahmad

First time reading anything involving Eqbal and I was impressed. This is a must read book for emlire admirers of Eqbal Ahmad.

Emely rated it liked it Apr 24, Azam added it Oct 19, Eqbal Ahmad was born in the village of Irki in Bihar, India in or Saad marked it as ebal Jul 18, Eqbal Ahmad; the axis of revolution and imperialism views today certainly is instructive way for us. It broke up the unity of the country.

Dec 06, Randall Wallace ahmqd it it was amazing. Arabs, for example, learned more from him about the failures of Arab nationalism than from anyone else.

Brandon Van marked it as to-read Feb 18, Subjects History Politics Nonfiction. Eqbal Ahmad, however, is someone who I can’t help but respect and hold in high regard.

Zeeshan Yousuf marked it as to-read Jul 25, He was managing editor of the quarterly Race and Class.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. InAhmad was indicted with the anti-war Catholic priests, Daniel and Phillip Berrigan, along with four other Catholic pacifists, on charges of conspiracy to kidnap Henry Kissinger. Haleem marked it as to-read Eabal 30,