Unmodern Men in the Modern World: Radical Islam, Terrorism, and the War on Modernity

Unmodern Men in the Modern World: Radical Islam, Terrorism, and the War on Modernity

by Michael J. Mazarr
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521712912

ISBN-13: 9780521712910

Pub. Date: 09/30/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Five years into the war on terror, we still don't understand the supposed "enemy." Official analyses of radical Islam remain simplistic and unhelpful for understanding the motivations and mindsets of people still characterized simply as "evildoers who hate freedom." This book offers a new way of understanding this challenge and figuring out what to do about it. It

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Overview

Five years into the war on terror, we still don't understand the supposed "enemy." Official analyses of radical Islam remain simplistic and unhelpful for understanding the motivations and mindsets of people still characterized simply as "evildoers who hate freedom." This book offers a new way of understanding this challenge and figuring out what to do about it. It concludes with specific policy suggestions for a new approach to replace the badly-failing current strategy. This book approaches radical Islam by putting it into a comparative context. It makes a big, bold argument about the character of the threat and the nature of world politics in this provocative and wide-ranging examination of radical Islamists.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521712910
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/30/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
977,143
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

1. The argument; 2. Modernization's price; 3. The existentialist diagnosis; 4. Stages in the trajectory of anti-modernism; 5. The anti-modern ideology; 6. The leaders and the recruits; 7. What to do.

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