My Holy War: Dispatches from the Home Front

My Holy War Dispatches from the Home Front Ranging from Seattle to Cairo from the high seas to the US presidential campaign Raban brings a distinctive and often unexpected perspective to the issues facing post September America What does

  • Title: My Holy War: Dispatches from the Home Front
  • Author: Jonathan Raban
  • ISBN: 9781590171752
  • Page: 486
  • Format: Hardcover
  • My Holy War: Dispatches from the Home Front

    Ranging from Seattle to Cairo, from the high seas to the US presidential campaign, Raban brings a distinctive and often unexpected perspective to the issues facing post September 11 America.What does the war on terror and a new era of religious ferocity look like to an Englishman living in the Pacific Northwest Jonathan Raban finds, as he reads the source texts that havRanging from Seattle to Cairo, from the high seas to the US presidential campaign, Raban brings a distinctive and often unexpected perspective to the issues facing post September 11 America.What does the war on terror and a new era of religious ferocity look like to an Englishman living in the Pacific Northwest Jonathan Raban finds, as he reads the source texts that have inspired modern day jihad, memories of his own adolescent atheism help him understand why young people suffering from cultural alienation and moral uncertainty turn to a backward looking version of Islam to help them resist the upheavals of modernity.Raban reflects on the Bush administration s manipulation of the threat of terrorism to undermine civil rights In diagnosing what has gone wrong in the Iraq war, he emphasizes the US failure to understand the history of the Middle East, and explains the region s shifting and complex loyalties of religion and ethnicity He traces the continuing support for a disastrous war to the legacy of American Puritanism the tendency of Americans to be inspired by a religious fervor oblivious to history and reason And he explores the increasing polarization of American politics, as exemplified by the issues that he has seen divide his urban from his non urban neighbors in the Northwest.

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    1. Mary

      In the four years after 9/11/01, Raban came to see Bush's"crusade" in the light of his own youthful atheism in England and his later research for a book on Arabia. Living in Seattle--far from New York, and a hotbed of skepticism about Bush--also sharpened his views. He calls this book "an irregular personal diary" but it offers unexpected insights about parallels between U.S. culture and that of the enemy. "The reign of piety and iron," as his compatriot Christopher Hitchens called it, stuck in [...]

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