The West and the Rest by Roger Scruton
Globalization and the Terrorist Threat

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Noted English philosopher and cultural commentator Roger Scruton argues that to comprehend Islamist terrorism, one must understand both the unique historical evolution of the state and the dynamic of globalization.

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Roger Scruton is a leading authority on aestheics, and has also published books on others aspects of philosophy, politics, literature, architecture, and modern culture. Currently a freelance writer and composer, he was previously a Professor of Philosophy at Boston University.
Published September 1, 2002 by Isi Books. 200 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Without taking a "blame the West" approach, he suggests that some of our "habits, beliefs, and prejudices" need to be reexamined, among them the unrestrained multinational corporation, and "our devotion to prosperity" and consumption and the resulting dependence on oil and other raw materials.

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London School of Economics

Although the majority of Bangladeshis believe that the role of Islam in Bangladesh should not be political (in a context marked by a great diversity of Islamic forms, ranging from Wahhabism and Salafism to Sufism), there is a strong possibility that the Islamists will become a formidable politica...

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THE WEST AND THE REST Globalisation and the Terrorist Threat by Roger Scruton (Continuum £12.99 pp187) “If all that Western civilisation offers is freedom,” writes Roger Scruton, “then it is a civilisation bent on its own destruction.

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