After Terror

After Terror : Promoting Dialogue Among Civilizations

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After Terror presents sustained reflections by some of the world's most celebrated thinkers on the most pressing question of our time: how can we find ways to defuse the ticking bombs of terrorism and excessive interventions against it? It offers an antidote to the fatalistic global holy war perspective that afflicts much contemporary thought, focusing instead on the principles, issues, and acts needed to shift course from alienation and conflict to a path of sanity and goodwill among cultures and civilizations. The central aim of the book is to advance contemporary thinking on the causes and implications of 9/11 and thus provide the essential elements of a blueprint for humanity. It features 28 original essays by some of the world's leading public figures, scholars, and religious leaders, including Benjamin Barber, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Jean Bethke Elshtain, Amitai Etzioni, Bernard Lewis, Martin Marty, Queen Noor, Joseph Nye, Judea Pearl, Jonathan Sacks, Ravi Shankar, Bishop Desmond Tutu, E.O. Wilson and James D. Wolfensohn. After Terror attests to the power of dialogue and mutual understanding and the possibility of tolerance, respect, cooperation, and commitment. Without ignoring the dangers of the modern world, it points to a future in which people can celebrate both the fundamental sentiments and interests that we share and the diversities that make us human.show more

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  • Electronic book text | 224 pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Polity Press
  • United Kingdom
  • 0745657869
  • 9780745657868

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-If you are looking for reading that is thought-provoking, incisive, and challenging, After Terror is the perfect book to read.- Friday Times -It is good to have a work which includes within its covers the reflections of [the] President of the World Bank, an international activist who founded the International Campaign to Ban Landmines and who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997 for her extraordinary activities in clearing anti-personnel mines from battle zones, and one of the most respected of contemporary musicians. This ensures that there is something for everyone in this compilation!- Muslim World Book Review "If you are looking for reading that is thought-provoking, incisive, and challenging, After Terror is the perfect book to read." Friday Times "It is good to have a work which includes within its covers the reflections of [the] President of the World Bank, an international activist who founded the International Campaign to Ban Landmines and who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997 for her extraordinary activities in clearing anti-personnel mines from battle zones, and one of the most respected of contemporary musicians. This ensures that there is something for everyone in this compilation!" Muslim World Book Reviewshow more

About Akbar S. Ahmed

Akbar Ahmed and Brian Forst, both of the American University, Washington.show more

Table of contents

Acknowledgments x Contributor Biographies in Brief xii Part I Introduction 1 1 Toward a More Civil Twenty-first CenturyAkbar Ahmed and Brian Forst 3 Part II The Nature and Sources of the Problem 13 2 The Simple Power of Weakness, the Complex Vulnerability of PowerZbigniew Brzezinski 15 3 Dialogue and the Echo Boom of Terror: Religious Women's Voices after 9/11Diana L. Eck 21 4 Closing Chapters of EnmityRajmohan Gandhi 29 5 Benjamin Franklin's Gift of ToleranceWalter Isaacson 36 6 God's Word and World PoliticsArchbishop Desmond Tutu 39 Part III Pathways to Dialogue and Understanding 45 7 The Role of the Media in Promoting ToleranceShashi Tharoor 47 8 Civilization, Human Rights, and Collective ResponsibilitySergio Vieira de Mello 55 9 Endless Enemies or Human SecurityJody Williams 66 10 Dialogue among Civilizations and CulturesPresident Seyed Mohammed Khatami 72 11 Transnational Moral DialoguesAmitai Etzioni 79 12 In Other People's ShoesDame Marilyn Strathern 85 13 A Universal Language, without Boundary or PrejudiceSir Ravi Shankar 90 14 Dialogue among CivilizationsKofi Annan 94 15 The Productive Airing of GrievancesLord George Carey 98 16 All of Man's TroublesEdward O. Wilson 106 17 Turning Enemies into FriendsChief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks 112 18 Security through DialogueQueen Noor of Jordan 119 19 The Power of Dialogue: Redefining "Us"Tamara Sonn 131 20 On Clash, Morality, Renaissance, and DialogueJudea Pearl 138 21 The Just War Tradition and Cultural DialogueJean Bethke Elshtain 145 22 Celebrating Differences on our Melting Pot PlanetPrince El Hassan bin Talal 149 Part IV From Concern to Action 155 23 Clash or Dialogue of Cultures?Bernard Lewis 157 24 The Fellowship of DialogueJames D. Wolfensohn 159 25 Hard Power and Soft PowerJoseph S. Nye Jr 166 26 Global Governance in an Interdependent WorldBenjamin R. Barber 171 27 Getting to Peace: Awakening the Third SideWilliam L. Ury 179 28 Risking HospitalityMartin Marty 186 Index 191show more

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