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Mahmood Mamdani


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in Mumbai, India
April 23, 1946

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Mahmood Mamdani is Herbert Lehman Professor of Government and Professor of Anthropology and of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies (MESAAS) at Columbia University and Director of the Makerere Institute of Social Research in Kampala. He is the author of Citizen and Subject, When Victims Become Killers, and Good Muslim, Bad Muslim.

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Good Muslim, Bad Muslim: Am...

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When Victims Become Killers...

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Citizen and Subject: Contem...

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Saviors and Survivors: Darf...

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Define and Rule: Native as ...

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Neither Settler Nor Native:...

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Myth of Population Control

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Imperialism & Fascism in Ug...

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From Citizen to Refugee: Ug...

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“Few would fail to notice the growing common ground between the perpetrators of 9/11 and the official response to it called “the war on terror.” Both sides deny the possibility of a middle ground, calling for a war to the finish. Both rally forces in the name of justice but understand justice as revenge. If the perpetrators of 9/11 refuse to distinguish between official America and the American people, target and victim, “the war on terror” has proceeded by dishing out collective punishment, with callous disregard for either “collateral damage” or legitimate grievances.”
Mahmood Mamdani, Good Muslim, Bad Muslim: America, the Cold War, and the Roots of Terror

“By the beginning of the twentieth century, it was a European habit to distinguish between civilized wars and colonial wars. The laws of war applied to wars among the civilized nation-states, but laws of nature were said to apply to colonial wars”
Mahmood Mamdani, Good Muslim, Bad Muslim: America, the Cold War, and the Roots of Terror

“Before 9/11, I thought that tragedy had the potential to connect us with humanity in ways that prosperity does not. I thought that if prosperity tends to isolate, tragedy must connect. Now I realize that this is not always the case. One unfortunate response to tragedy is a self-righteousness about one’s own condition, a seeking proof of one’s special place in the world, even in victimhood. One afternoon, I shared these thoughts with a new colleague, the Israeli vice chancellor of the Budapest-based Central European University. When he told me that he was a survivor of Auschwitz, I asked him what lesson he had drawn from this great crime. He explained that, like all victims of Auschwitz, he, too, had said, “Never again.” In time, though, he had come to realize that this phrase lent itself to two markedly different conclusions: one was that never again should this happen to my people; the other that it should never again happen to any people. Between these two interpretations, I suggest nothing less than our common survival is at stake.”
Mahmood Mamdani, Good Muslim, Bad Muslim: America, the Cold War, and the Roots of Terror

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