Unformatted text preview: from realizing their true interest in fighting against the enemies of Islamic society. Since Qutb’s death, radical Islamists fought the West by attacking Muslims who (in their view) are corrupt, attacking US power, educating boys in the Qur’an, and bearing witness. We briefly discuss the claim that there is a clash between so-called ‘Western’ and ‘Islamic’ civilizations. One should be skeptical of this claim. The future of ideology will have to take into account the continuing influence of nationalism, religion, and environmental degradation. Is ideology coming to an end? This has been claimed before, and it was premature. This is likely to happen again to anyone bold enough to predict ideology’s end anytime soon....
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This note was uploaded on 01/19/2012 for the course POLISCI 1020E taught by Professor Charlesjones during the Fall '11 term at UWO.
- Fall '11
- Political Science