March 17, 2008

Global politics after 9/11

Alan Johnson has edited an important and engaging volume of interviews with intellectuals and journalists who play leading roles in today's debates on global politics: Global Politics After 9/11: The Democratiya Interviews (with Preface by Michael Walzer). This book collects together a series of conversations about the dilemmas of progressive foreign policy after 9/11 (interviews with Paul Berman, Ladan Boroumand, Jean Bethke Elshtain, David Held, Saad Eddin Ibrahim, Mary Kaldor, Kanan Makiya, Joshua Muravchik, Martin Shaw, Anne-Marie Slaughter).

There are several excellent commentaries on the book. The following are only some of them:

The principles Democratiya develops with such flair are the best route out of the swamp in which too many liberal-minded people have been stuck for too long.
Nick Cohen, Author of What Is Left? How The Left Lost Its Way

Democratiya has made an essential contribution to defending our common democratic values of solidarity with those struggling for liberty around the world. In the battle of ideas we require deep intellectual analysis and the sort of moral clarity that Democratiya provides.
Tony Blair, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, 1997-2007

Democratiya has become, by my lights, the liveliest and most stimulating new intellectual journal on political themes in the English-speaking world - certainly the liveliest new thing to appear on the English-speaking left in a good long time.
Paul Berman, Author of Terror and Liberalism and Power and the Idealists

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