The Extreme Centre: A Warning

20 Nov

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Extreme_Centre:_A_Warning

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The Extreme Centre: A Warning

The Extreme Centre: A Warning is a 2015 book by British-Pakistani writer, journalist, political activist and historian Tariq Ali.
Synopsis[edit]
The book is a criticism of the politics of the “indistinguishable political elite” in the United Kingdom, and their devotion to capitalism. The book analyses what Ali sees as the failure of the European Union and NATO, political corruption in Westminster and the dominance of the American Empire.[1]
Reception[edit]
In the Socialist Review the book was praised[2] while in the Financial Times the book was criticised as “conspiratorial” and an “examination of the frustrations of the radical left”.[3] Ali was profiled and the book was previewed in The Guardian.[4]

4 Responses to “The Extreme Centre: A Warning”

  1. stuartbramhall November 21, 2016 at 6:31 am #

    I really like Tariq Ali. Here’s a video of his analysis of the recent Trump upset:

    • auntyuta November 22, 2016 at 5:19 pm #

      Thanks very much for commenting, Stuart. I reckon Tariq Ali’s criticism is really worth thinking about.
      I
      The Socialist Review praised his book, whereas the Financial Times criticised it as “conspiratorial” and an “examination of the frustrations of the radical left”.

      I wonder what’s so radical about it . . . .
      Where does the centre stand really?
      I wished I could understand this better.
      As far as I am concerned, I am against extremism of any kind.

  2. stuartbramhall November 21, 2016 at 6:32 am #

    Sorry. Just noticed that you’ve already posted this video.

    • auntyuta November 22, 2016 at 5:21 pm #

      Don’t be sorry, Stuart. Hopefully some more people are going to notice it and perhaps spend a bit of time to have a look at it!

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