American Dream, Global Nightmare

By: Ziauddin Sardar & Merryl Wyn Davies

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Print Length
287
ISBN
9781840465723
Publisher
Icon Books Ltd
Imprint
NA
Year Published
2004
Format
Paperback

About the Author

Description

Ziauddin Sardar is a writer, futurist and cultural critic. He is the Director of the Centre for Postnormal Policy and Futures Studies and editor of Critical Muslim, an innovative quarterly on contemporary Muslim ideas and
thought.

He has been described as a ‘critical
 polymath’ and works across a number of
 disciplines ranging from Islamic studies and
 futures studies to science policy, literary
 criticism, information science to cultural
relations, art criticism and critical theory.
 He was born in Pakistan in 1951 and grew up
 in Hackney, East London.

Ziauddin Sardar has worked as science 
journalist for Nature and New Scientist and
 as a television reporter for London Weekend
 Television. He was a columnist on the New
 Statesman for a number of years and has
 served as a Commissioner for the Equality and
 Human Rights Commission and as a member of 
the Interim National Security Forum.
 Ziauddin Sardar has published over 45 books.
 The Future of Muslim Civilisation (1979) and
 Islamic Futures: The Shape of Ideas to Come
 (1985) are regarded as classic studies on the 
future of Islam. He pioneered the discussion 
on science in Muslim societies, with a series 
of articles in Nature and New Scientist and a
 number of books, including Science,
 Technology and Development in the Muslim
 World (1977), The Touch of Midas: Science,
Values and the Environment in Islam and the
 West (1982), which is seen as a seminal
 work, The Revenge of Athena: Science, 
Exploitation and the Third World (1988)
 and Explorations in Islamic Science (1989).
Postmodernism and the Other (1998) has
 acquired a cultish following and Why Do 
People Hate America? (2002) became an
international bestseller.

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American Dream, Global Nightmare

This title brings into sharp focus the merger of celebrity, corporate, power, government and empire which has become an essential part of America’s belief in itself as a nation.

About the Author

Description

Ziauddin Sardar is a writer, futurist and cultural critic. He is the Director of the Centre for Postnormal Policy and Futures Studies and editor of Critical Muslim, an innovative quarterly on contemporary Muslim ideas and
thought.

He has been described as a ‘critical
 polymath’ and works across a number of
 disciplines ranging from Islamic studies and
 futures studies to science policy, literary
 criticism, information science to cultural
relations, art criticism and critical theory.
 He was born in Pakistan in 1951 and grew up
 in Hackney, East London.

Ziauddin Sardar has worked as science 
journalist for Nature and New Scientist and
 as a television reporter for London Weekend
 Television. He was a columnist on the New
 Statesman for a number of years and has
 served as a Commissioner for the Equality and
 Human Rights Commission and as a member of 
the Interim National Security Forum.
 Ziauddin Sardar has published over 45 books.
 The Future of Muslim Civilisation (1979) and
 Islamic Futures: The Shape of Ideas to Come
 (1985) are regarded as classic studies on the 
future of Islam. He pioneered the discussion 
on science in Muslim societies, with a series 
of articles in Nature and New Scientist and a
 number of books, including Science,
 Technology and Development in the Muslim
 World (1977), The Touch of Midas: Science,
Values and the Environment in Islam and the
 West (1982), which is seen as a seminal
 work, The Revenge of Athena: Science, 
Exploitation and the Third World (1988)
 and Explorations in Islamic Science (1989).
Postmodernism and the Other (1998) has
 acquired a cultish following and Why Do 
People Hate America? (2002) became an
international bestseller.

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