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Confronting Political Islam
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Confronting Political Islam: Six Lessons from the West's Past

John M. Owen IV

Abstract

Political Islam has often been compared to ideological movements of the past such as fascism or Christian theocracy. But are such analogies valid? How should the Western world today respond to the challenges of political Islam? Taking an original approach to answer this question, this book compares Islamism's struggle with secularism to other prolonged ideological clashes in Western history. By examining the past conflicts that have torn Europe and the Americas, the book draws upon six major lessons to demonstrate that much of what we think about political Islam is wrong. The book focuses on t ... More

Keywords: political Islam, ideological movements, communism, fascism, liberal democracy, monarchism, republicanism, Muslim world, Middle East, Islamism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780691173108
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691173108.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John M. Owen IV, author
University of Virginia