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By Edward W. Said, Eqbal Ahmad

'Eqbal Ahmad used to be a shining instance of what a real internationalist may still be.' Kofi Annan, Secretary-General of the United Nations

'Ahmad used to be that infrequent factor, an highbrow unintimidated via strength or
authority ... maybe the shrewdest and most unique anti-imperialist of
Asia and Africa.' Edward W. Said

'Hearing Eqbal Ahmad's voice back, in those eloquent pages, renews one's feel of loss. yet might be the voice can nonetheless unblock a brain or , during this uninteresting period of the parochial Left.' Christopher Hitchens

Eqbal Ahmad used to be an influential political theorist, cultural critic, author and educational. Born in India, he grew up within the final years of the British Raj, relocating to Pakistan through the civil warfare that partition, and finally settling within the usa as a political refugee, having been declared personality non grata by way of successive army governments in Pakistan.

This ebook brings jointly Ahmad’s so much influential writings on imperialism, terrorism and the center East. the quantity additionally incorporates a sequence of themed interviews, carried out via David Barsamian particularly formulated to accompany, supplement and increase Ahmad’s key subject matters and issues. within the interviews, Ahmad recounts his paintings with the nationwide Liberation entrance and Frantz Fanon in Algeria, assembly Malcolm X, his function within the anti-Vietnam conflict protests and his activism on behalf of Palestine.

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We had spoken most probably half a dozen times or more on the telephone. Somewhere we met. In December 1970, after I was arrested on charges of kidnapping Henry Kissinger and so on, I was in jail for a bit and then came out on bail. Noarn Chomsky was the second person who had flown to Chicago to see me. He stayed over in my very bare apartment on a wooden platform and didn't complain. We talked a lot. The first one to fly out without having known me too closely, again, just as an anti-war comrade, was Richard Falk from Princeton.

The Wretched of the Earth was written in a really great hurry. 10 Algeria transformed Fanon in many ways. 43 From time to time in the late 1960s, I began to see a certain parallel in the lives of Frantz Fanon and Malcolm X. They were two very different personalities by class and educational background. Fanon was a highly educated man. Malcolm had no education. What struck me is that both attained their political consciousness through racial discrimination. It was a consciousness of race and racism of which they were recipients in white-dominated societies that first politicized them.

That's pure nonsense. It's a much more complex system of the exercise of power and hegemony. There are some views that are to be blocked. 58 I mean, Jesus, what would the world say if the Iranian newspaper of record described Judaism as a "hate civilization"? We would condemn that. FAIZ AHMED FAIZ One event I want you to describe is a meeting in Beirut with you, Faiz Ahmed Faiz, and Edward Said. I think it was 1980. Zia ul-Haq was the military dictator in Pakistan. He was very strongly supported by great human rights worshippers such as the government of the United States and the publishers of the New York- Times.

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