Thursday, September 13, 2007

"Unmodern Men in the Modern World"

New from Cambridge University Press: Unmodern Men in the Modern World: Radical Islam, Terrorism, and the War on Modernity by Michael J. Mazarr.

About the book, from the publisher:
Five years into the war on terror, we still don't understand the supposed "enemy." Official analyses of radical Islam remain simplistic and unhelpful for understanding the motivations and mindsets of people still characterized simply as "evildoers who hate freedom." This book offers a new way of understanding this challenge and figuring out what to do about it. It concludes with specific policy suggestions for a new approach to replace the badly-failing current strategy. This book approaches radical Islam by putting it into a comparative context. It makes a big, bold argument about the character of the threat and the nature of world politics in this provocative and wide-ranging examination of radical Islamists.