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Polemics

Stuart Schaar

in Eqbal Ahmad: Critical Outsider in a Turbulent Age

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231171564
eISBN:
9780231539920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171564.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Eqbal and Edward W. Said engaged in several polemics with adversaries. These include Ernest Gellner, world renowed Philosopher and Anthropologist,the Iraqi author and teacher, Kanan Makiya, and the ... More


Islam and Islamic History

Stuart Schaar

in Eqbal Ahmad: Critical Outsider in a Turbulent Age

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231171564
eISBN:
9780231539920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171564.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Eqbal's analysis of Islam and Islamic history. He had studied the corpus, could hold his own in debates on Islamic dogma and history; Although seemingly secular, he appreciated the wonderous nature ... More


Imperialism, Nationalism, Revolutionary Warfare, Insurgency, and the Need for Democracy

Stuart Schaar

in Eqbal Ahmad: Critical Outsider in a Turbulent Age

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231171564
eISBN:
9780231539920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171564.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

During the period of the Cold War, while most analysts reduced intertnational relations to the conflict between the USSR and the US, Eqbal argued that insurgency and revolutionary warfare better ... More


The Middle East and the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

Stuart Schaar

in Eqbal Ahmad: Critical Outsider in a Turbulent Age

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231171564
eISBN:
9780231539920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171564.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Primacy of the Middle East until the second decade of the 21st Century; critique of Henry Kissinger's Middle East Policies; Arguing with Palestinians to adopt a non-violent approach insterad of ... More


India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh: The Problem of Nuclear Proliferation and Views on Partitioning States

Stuart Schaar

in Eqbal Ahmad: Critical Outsider in a Turbulent Age

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231171564
eISBN:
9780231539920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171564.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Opposition to partitioning states, especiually dividing Pakistan, and Bagladesh from India, and creating a separate Palestinian state, which he saw emerging as another "Zionist entity".


Critique of U.S. Foreign Policy, the Cold War, and Terrorism

Stuart Schaar

in Eqbal Ahmad: Critical Outsider in a Turbulent Age

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231171564
eISBN:
9780231539920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171564.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Cold War seen from the vantage of its victims in the Third World who were surrogates of the USSR and the US; millions dead in proxy wars; lack of precise definitions of terrorists and terrorism; Good ... More


Eqbal Ahmad: Critical Outsider in a Turbulent Age

Stuart Schaar

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231171564
eISBN:
9780231539920
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171564.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Eqbal Ahmad (1930?–1999) was a bold and original activist, journalist, and theorist who brought uncommon perspective to the rise of militant Islam, the conflict in Kashmir, the involvement of the ... More


The Catholic Alliance

Manlio Graziano

in Holy Wars and Holy Alliance: The Return of Religion to the Global Political Stage

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231174626
eISBN:
9780231543910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174626.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explains why the Catholic Church is the only religious body capable of organizing an alliance among religions.


A Revolution in Rhyme: Poetic Co-option under the Islamic Republic

Fatemeh Shams

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198858829
eISBN:
9780191890925
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198858829.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

A Revolution in Rhyme: Poetic Co-option under the Islamic Republic offers, for the first time, an original, timely examination of the pivotal role poetry plays in policy, power and political ... More


A cowboy in combats

Tony Shaw

in Hollywood's Cold War

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625239
eISBN:
9780748670918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625239.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter demonstrates how many cinema-goers viewed The Green Berets when the Vietnam War was at its height. The climate of Hollywood-Pentagon cooperation fostered by the threat of communism led ... More


Sisterhoods

Donna T. Haverty-Stacke

in The Fierce Life of Grace Holmes Carlson: Catholic, Socialist, Feminist

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781479802180
eISBN:
9781479892006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479802180.003.0004
Subject:
History, Political History

Chapter 3 first traces how Grace built a public career for herself in the SWP, working as Minnesota state organizer and running for US Senate in 1940. The chapter also examines how Grace became one ... More


Dreams of Secularization

Paul Froese

in The Plot to Kill God: Findings from the Soviet Experiment in Secularization

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520255289
eISBN:
9780520942738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255289.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Pre-revolution, Russian Marxists saw the Russian Orthodox Church as patronizing a tyrannical political leadership and supporting a morally unjustified war effort. This chapter appraises the ... More


Reining Technocracy Back In?

Anders Esmark

in The New Technocracy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781529200874
eISBN:
9781529200898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529200874.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

The chapter discusses the possible contributions of this analysis to the broader quest for responses to the new populist challenge. This question is rephrased as a matter of how to rein technocracy ... More


Militant’s laboratory: Liverpool City Council’s struggle with the Thatcher Government

Neil Pye

in Labour and the Left in the 1980s

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781526106438
eISBN:
9781526120939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526106438.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter considers how, during the 1960s and 1970s, the far left Militant Tendency, also known as the Revolutionary Socialist League, developed a power-base in Liverpool politics from where it ... More


The Tempting of Europe, the Political Seduction of the Cross: A Schmittian Reading of Christianity and Islam in European Constitutionalism

Susanna Mancini

in Constitutional Secularism in an Age of Religious Revival

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199660384
eISBN:
9780191748264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660384.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Public International Law

This chapter examines legal and political responses to the growing presence of Islam in Europe through the lens of Carl Schmitt’s thought. It points out how such responses draw on an essentialist and ... More


The Militant Tendency and entrism in the Labour Party

Christopher Massey

in Waiting for the Revolution: The British Far Left from 1956

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781526113658
eISBN:
9781526132451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526113658.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter explores the tactic of entrism within the British Labour Party pursued by the Revolutionary Socialist League and the Militant Tendency between 1955 and 1991. It also explores Labour’s ... More


Reinventing the Labour Party, 1983–92

Richard Jobson

in Nostalgia and the post-war Labour Party: Prisoners of the past

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526113306
eISBN:
9781526136039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526113306.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines the ways in which nostalgia shaped the political development of Neil Kinnock’s Labour Party between 1983 and 1992. It scrutinises claims, often made retrospectively by members ... More


The Militant Tendency and Liverpool City Council’s fight to save ‘jobs and services’, 1983–86

Brian Marren

in We shall not be moved: "How Liverpool's working class fought redundancies, closures and cuts in the age of Thatcher"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719095764
eISBN:
9781526109668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095764.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The experience of unprecedented large-scale urban unrest in Toxteth, the lingering economic deterioration of the city and surrounding region, the excessive rate of joblessness, and most importantly ... More


Community and Conflict

Diane Frost and Peter North

in Militant Liverpool: A City on the Edge

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781846318634
eISBN:
9781781380635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318634.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter considers the Militant Left's influence over the Labour council and the conflicts that arose as a result. This influence meant that Liverpool never became a ‘nuclear free’ council ... More


Controversies

Diane Frost and Peter North

in Militant Liverpool: A City on the Edge

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781846318634
eISBN:
9781781380635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318634.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the events that damaged the Militant Left's standing in Liverpool in general, and people's perceptions of the legacy of the council in particular. The appointment of Sam Bond ... More


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