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The Religious Right and the Talibanization of America

Authors: Raja, Masood Ashraf

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About this book

This highly original book suggests that the practices of Taliban and the American far right, two very significant and poorly understood groups, share common features. This commonality can be found in the philosophical basis of their ideological beliefs, in their comparative worldviews, and in their political practices.  As Raja argues, the Taliban are much less the product of an irrational fundamentalism, and the radical right in America is much more the result of such a mindset, than Americans recognize.  After providing a detailed explanation of his theoretical concepts and specialized vocabulary, the author develops a discussion of the subject in this brief but penetrating book.  This is a book that should attract a wide readership among both academics and the general public.

About the authors

Masood Ashraf Raja is Associate Professor of Postcolonial Studies at the University of North Texas, USA and Editor of Pakistaniaat: A Journal of Pakistan Studies. Besides his academic writings, Raja also publishes on political Islam and on US relations with the Islamic world.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Raja, Masood Ashraf

    Pages 1-7

  • Taliban and the Spread of Talibanistic Politics in Afghanistan–Pakistan

    Raja, Masood Ashraf

    Pages 9-42

  • The American Ultraright: A Genealogy of Basic Beliefs and Practices

    Raja, Masood Ashraf

    Pages 43-97

  • Taliban, the American Right: The World They Will Create

    Raja, Masood Ashraf

    Pages 99-110

  • Conclusion

    Raja, Masood Ashraf

    Pages 111-115

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-58490-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-59046-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-95492-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Religious Right and the Talibanization of America
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-58490-8
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-58490-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-59046-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-95492-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 122
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