Political Journeys: The openDemocracy Essays

Political Journeys: The openDemocracy Essays

Fred Halliday


"Whatever the themes . . . Halliday's wisdom, mind's eye, and highbrow independence remove darkness from them all."—Francis Wheen

"Fred Halliday's Political Journeys variety over broad highbrow and political landscapes, with terrific insights, soaking up narratives, lucid writing, and refined humour."—Sami Zubeida

Fred Halliday consistently mixed the large sweep of recent historical past, its currents and concepts, with a profound wisdom of contemporary revolutions, the center East, and nationwide activities. This choice of columns written for openDemocracy among 2004 and 2009 is facts of a sophisticated worldview that maintains to generate questions: what's the relation among faith, nationalism, and development? Is a brand new overseas order attainable? whilst is intervention a strength for progress?

From the massive headline issues just like the Iraq struggle or the Danish cartoons, to the unforeseen comparisons of Tibet and Palestine, or Afghanistan and the Falklands, Halliday is a perennially dazzling and enlightened consultant to the key problems with foreign politics.

Fred Halliday (1946–2010) was once a number one authority on superpower kinfolk, the center East, and diplomacy concept. He used to be professor emeritus of diplomacy on the London college of Economics from 1985 to 2008 and a study professor on the Barcelona Institute for overseas Studies.

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