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Title   Al Qaeda & What It Means To Be Modern 

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Author   GRAY J  ISBN   9780571238422  Add to shopping cart   
Publisher   Faber & Faber  Group   Sci/Hum. View shopping cart
Binding   Paperback Category   Politics  Terms and conditions
Edition   1/2008 Type   Go back
Publication Year   2008 
Subject   Politics & government 
Stock Status   Not currently in stock - contact store for availability 
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Synopsis Fundamentalist terror movements are seen as reversions to medievalism, backlashes against a way of life that is the same everywhere. This view is a mirage. Thinking of modernity as a universal condition is a hindrance to understanding the present. Gray goes back to the origins of our notion of modernity in early nineteenth-century Positivism. Many economists imbibed their view that every society goes through the same developmental phases. Gray argues that September 11th destroyed the idea of globalisation as the sole pathway to modernity. He considers the role of the global free market, the pretensions of economics, the metamorphosis of war and the prospects of an American empire.

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