Unmodern Men in the Modern World

Unmodern Men in the Modern World

Radical Islam, Terrorism, and the War on Modernity

Book - 2007
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A sense of malaise and uncertainty surrounds the so-called war on terror. This volume offers a bold rethinking of the central challenge in that conflict: the rise of radical Islamism. Mazarr argues that this movement represents the latest in a series of anti-modern political and philosophical rebellions: in its causes, the shape of its ideology, and its social consequences, the movement shares much in common with German fascism, Russian revolutionary doctrines, and Japanese imperialist nationalism. The book builds a model of how anti-modern movements arise and suggests broader truths about the changing character of world politics and the psychological basis of national security in a globalized world. It concludes with a critique of the war on terror as currently pursued and a wide-ranging proposal for a strikingly different approach to the challenge of this latest challenge to modernity.
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
ISBN: 9780521881753
Branch Call Number: 363.325 M475
Characteristics: xiv, 290 p. ; 24 cm.

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