Good Muslim, bad Muslim : America, the Cold War, and the roots of terror / Mahmood Mamdani.
By: Mamdani, Mahmood.Material type: TextPublisher: New York : Pantheon Books 2004Edition: 1st ed.Description: xii, 304 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 0375422854; 9780375422850; 2869781342; 9782869781344; 9782869781382 (Codesria); 2869781385 (Codesria).Subject(s): United States -- Foreign relations -- 1945-1989 | Cold War | United States -- Foreign relations -- Afghanistan | Afghanistan -- Foreign relations -- United States | United States -- Foreign relations -- Developing countries | Developing countries -- Foreign relations -- United States | Islam and politics -- History -- 20th century | Terrorism -- Political aspects -- History -- 20th century | Drug traffic -- Political aspects -- History -- 20th century | September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 -- Causes | Islamic fundamentalism | Religion in politics | International relations | United States | Cold War | Political violence | Afghanistan | History | Overseas itemAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Good Muslim, bad Muslim.DDC classification: 320.5/57 Other classification: 89.58
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Modernity and violence -- Culture talk, or How not to talk about Islam and politics -- The Cold War after Indochina -- Afghanistan : the high point in the Cold War -- From proxy wars to open aggression -- Beyond impunity and collective punishment.
"Dispels the idea of 'good' (secular, westernized) and 'bad' (premodern, fanatical) Muslims, pointing out that these judgments refer to political rather than cultural or religious identities ... Argues that political Islam emerged as the result of a modern encounter with Western power, and that the terrorist movement at the center of Islamist politics is an even more recent phenomenon, one that followed America's embrace of proxy war after its defeat in Vietnam"--jacket.