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Activist, journalist, and theorist, Eqbal Ahmad (1934-1999) was admired and consulted by revolutionaries and activists as well as policymakers and academics. In articles and columns published in such journals as the Nation, New York Review of Books, Monthly Review, and newspapers in Pakistan and Cairo, Ahmad inspired new ways of thinking about global issues. Whether writin ...more
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Published June 20th 2006 by Columbia University Press (first published 2006)
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Oct 26, 2007 P rated it it was amazing
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one of the most brilliant men i've ever read. his profound knowledge of conflict in the third world, in india, pakistan, algeirs and vietnam offers his readers a clear understanding of the politics in third world progress.

arundhati roy said it best:
"Eqbal Ahmad is a brilliant man with brilliant insights. My only complaint about him is that he is not here now, when we need him most."

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Dec 18, 2013 Simon Wood rated it it was amazing
AN EXTRAORDINARY MAN

Eqbal Ahmad, to the best of my knowledge, never published a single book during his eventful life despite producing a great many essays for publication in journals, newspapers and periodicals. It was only after he had died of a heart attack during an operation for cancer that three of his former students Carollee Bengelsdorf, Margaret Cerullo and Yogesh Chandrani collected together a selection of his writings for publication. I didn't need to get far into this book before I f
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Recommends it for: anyone wanting to understand the roots of revolutionary Islam
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"Revolutionary Warfare: How to Tell When the Rebels Have Won" is a good example of the fascinating lessons from the Algerian Revolution in this handbook of guerilla warfare.

Another highlight is "The Making of The Battle of Algiers." Eqbal Ahmad helped research the script and was present during the filming of "The Battle of Algiers." This section is an edited transcript of a lecture about the making of that seminal '60s film that he gave at Hampshire College in 1998.

I bought a videotape of "The B
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Read several taimes and coming back again.Brcause the line,way Eqbal talks in the way is diffrent from mine.I talks more close to Franz Fanon.But Eqbal was with Fanon past.In that point I have to remain,keep remenber the breath,to real communicate.
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An extraordinary thinker and an inspiring human being .. this compilation of his life's work is truly a treasure.
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Eqbal Ahmad was a Pakistani political scientist, writer, journalist, and anti-war activist. He was strongly critical of the Middle East strategy of the United States as well as what he saw as the "twin curse" of nationalism and religious fanaticism in such countries as Pakistan.
Eqbal Ahmad was born in the village of Irki in Bihar, India in 1933 or 1934. A few years later, his father was murdered o
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