Before and after 9/11 : a philosophical examination of by Tom Rockmore

By Tom Rockmore

This sincerely written and obtainable paintings offers a philosopher's reaction to the sequence of occasions referred to as "9/11" and the worldwide tradition within the usa 'and international society' that undefined. It offers a finished research of the rising post-9/11 tradition, situating it in a wide context that incorporates politics, spiritual discourse, fiscal idea, and philosophical orientation. prior to and After Sept. 11 reconstructs the occasions that ended in and departed from the assaults on September eleven, 2001. It criticizes the makes an attempt to give an explanation for 11th of September through George W. Bush, his administration's neo-conservatives, Samuel Huntington, and Bernard Lewis. It additionally can pay specific recognition to the significance of the commercial measurement within the emergence of conflicts in an age of globalization. the purpose is to supply a philosophical assessment of 9-11, understood as a chain of hooked up occasions inside of an ongoing old context. This precise paintings will entice someone looking to comprehend the present global, together with the continuing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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An approach to human life as unfolding in divine history is common to all three main forms of the Abrahamic religion. Christianity shares with the other Abrahamic religions the view that history is neither inherently meaningless, nor limited to the meaning we give it. It rather has an intrinsic meaning deriving from God. This religious belief transforms what for some is the result of the interaction of economic forces, for others the collision of different civilizations, and for still others a clash of differing ideologies, into a moral contest between good and evil.

In Foreign Affairs, p. 22. 17. ,” in Foreign Affairs, p. 22. 18. See Lawrence K. Altman, “Nobel Came After Years of Battling The System,” in The New York Times, Tuesday, October 11, 2005, D5. 19. The domino theory was initially introduced by then President Eisenhower during a news conference on April 7, 1954, and was applied to Indochina. According to Eisenhower, if the Communists succeeded in Indochina, they would then proceed to take over other countries in the region, such as Burma, Thailand, and Indonesia.

25. Huntington, The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order, p. 13. 26. Huntington, The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order, p. 14. 27. Huntington, The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order, pp. 36–37. 28. Huntington, The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order, p. 38. 29. Huntington, “The Age of Muslim Wars,” in Newsweek, Dec. 2001–Feb. 2002, p. 9. CHAPTER THREE Lewis’s Historical Account of Religious Difference Un ive rsi ty o fS tirl ing It is but a short step from Huntington’s “official” view that 9/11 is explicable through a clash of civilizations to the further view that it is explicable through a clash of religions.

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