The Religious Right and the Talibanization of America

  • Masood Ashraf Raja

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Masood Ashraf Raja
    Pages 1-7
  3. Masood Ashraf Raja
    Pages 111-115
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 117-123

About this book

Introduction

This highly original book suggests that the practices of Taliban and the American far right, two very significant and poorly understood groups, share common features.  This commonality can be found in the philosophical basis of their ideological beliefs, in their comparative worldviews, and in their political practices.  As Raja argues, the Taliban are much less the product of an irrational fundamentalism, and the radical right in America is much more the result of such a mindset, than Americans recognize.  After providing a detailed explanation of his theoretical concepts and specialized vocabulary, the author develops a discussion of the subject in this brief but penetrating book.  This is a book that should attract a wide readership among both academics and the general public.

Keywords

Taliban Talibanization Neoconservative Islam Pakistan Afghanistan Libertarianism Evangelical

Authors and affiliations

  • Masood Ashraf Raja
    • 1
  1. 1.University of North TexasDentonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-58490-8
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Political Science and International Studies
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-59046-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-58490-8
  • About this book