"e;Whatever the subjects . . . Halliday's knowledge, imagination, and intellectual independence illuminate them all."e;-Francis Wheen"e;Fred Halliday's Political Journeys range over wide intellectual and political landscapes, with brilliant insights, absorbing narratives, lucid writing, and subtle humour."e;-Sami ZubeidaFred Halliday always combined the broad sweep of modern history, its currents and ideas, with a profound knowledge of modern revolutions, the Middle East, and national movements. This collection of columns written for openDemocracy between 2004 and 2009 is proof of a subtle worldview that continues to generate questions: what is the relation between religion, nationalism, and progress? Is a new international order possible? When is intervention a force for progress?From the big headline topics like the Iraq War or the Danish cartoons, to the unexpected comparisons of Tibet and Palestine, or Afghanistan and the Falklands, Halliday is a perennially surprising and enlightened guide to the major issues of international politics.Fred Halliday (1946-2010) was a leading authority on superpower relations, the Middle East, and international relations theory. He was professor emeritus of international relations at the London School of Economics from 1985 to 2008 and a research professor at the Barcelona Institute for International Studies.
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