After Terror: Promoting Dialogue Among Civilizations / Edition 1

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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 world's leading public figures, scholars, and religious leaders.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“If you are looking for reading that is thought-provoking,incisive, and challenging, After Terror is the perfect bookto read.”
Friday Times

“It is good to have a work which includes within its coversthe reflections of [the] President of the World Bank, aninternational activist who founded the International Campaign toBan Landmines and who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997 forher extraordinary activities in clearing anti-personnel mines frombattle zones, and one of the most respected of contemporarymusicians. This ensures that there is something for everyone inthis compilation!”
Muslim World Book Review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780745635019
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/29/2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.74 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Meet the Author

Akbar Ahmed and Brian Forst, both of the American University, Washington.

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Table of Contents

1 Toward a more civil twenty-first century 3
2 The simple power of weakness, the complex vulnerability of power 15
3 Dialogue and the echo boom of terror : religious women's voices after 9/11 21
4 Closing chapters of enmity 29
5 Benjamin Franklin's gift of tolerance 36
6 God's word and world politics 39
7 The role of the media in promoting tolerance 47
8 Civilization, human rights, and collective responsibility 55
9 Endless enemies or human security 66
10 Dialogue among civilizations and cultures 72
11 Transnational moral dialogues 79
12 In other people's shoes 85
13 A universal language, without boundary or prejudice 90
14 Dialogue among civilizations 94
15 The productive airing of grievances 98
16 All of man's troubles 106
17 Turning enemies into friends 112
18 Security through dialogue 119
19 The power of dialogue : redefining "us" 131
20 On clash, morality, renaissance, and dialogue 138
21 The just war tradition and cultural dialogue 145
22 Celebrating differences on our melting pot planet 149
23 Clash or dialogue of cultures? 157
24 The fellowship of dialogue 159
25 Hard power and soft power 166
26 Global governance in an interdependent world 171
27 Getting to peace : awakening the third side 179
28 Risking hospitality 186
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