Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780745328850 Published April 2009 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9780745328867 Published April 2009 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Resistance: The Essence of the Islamist Revolution

Alastair Crooke

Resistance: The Essence of the Islamist Revolution

Alastair Crooke

Distributed for Pluto Press

328 pages | 5.31496 x 8.46457
Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780745328850 Published April 2009 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9780745328867 Published April 2009 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

This book traces the essence of the Islamist Revolution from its origins in Egypt, through Najaf, Lebanon, Iran and the Iranian Revolution to today. Alastair Crooke presents a compelling account of the ideas and energy which are mobilising the Islamic world.

Crooke argues that the West faces a mass mobilisation against the US-led Western project. The roots of this conflict are described in terms of religious themes that extend back over 500 years. They represent clashing systems of thinking and values. Islamists have a vision for the future of their own societies which would entail radical change from Western norms. Resistance is presented as the means to force Western behaviour to change and to expose the essential differences between the two modes of thinking.

This is a rigourous account that traces the threads of revolution of various movements, including the influence of 'political Shi'ism' and the Iranian Revolution and its impact on Hezbollah and Hamas.

Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Part I - Existential Threats
Chapter One: In the Service of God and the Interests of the People
Part II - Ideology of Revolution
Chapter Two: The Awakening of Resistance
Chapter Three: Political Shi'ism
Chapter Four: Social Revolution
Chapter Five: God is a Liberal
Part III - Practising Resistance
Chapter Six: A Culture of Willpower and Reason
Chapter Seven: Refusing Subservience
Part IV - Demonisation
Chapter Eight: Resistance and the normalisation of Injustice

Chapter Nine: The Nature of Power
Conclusion
Chapter Ten: The Limits to the Present
Epilogue
Notes
Index

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