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Al Qaeda and What it Means to be Modern free pdf Fundamentalist terror movements are seen as reversions to medievalism, backlashes against a way of life that is the same everywhere. This view is a mirage. Thinking of modernity as a universal condition is a hindrance to understanding the present. Gray goes back to the origins of our notion of modernity in early nineteenth-century Positivism. Many economists imbibed their view that every society goes through the same developmental phases. Gray argues that September 11th destroyed the idea of globalisation as the sole pathway to modernity. He considers the role of the global free market, the pretensions of economics, the metamorphosis of war and the prospects of an American empire.

About John Gray

John Gray is Professor of European Thought at the London School of Economics. His books include Two Faces of Liberalism, Isaiah Berlin, Straw Dogs and False Dawn, which has been translated into thirteen languages.

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Author : John Gray
Publisher : Faber
Data Published : 19 April 2007
ISBN : 0571238424
EAN : 9780571238422
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 192 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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