Publisher’s description The plight of religious minorities in the Middle East is often attributed to the failure of secularism to take root in the region. Religious Difference in a Secular[…]
Argues that Afghanistan’s troubles arise from the continuing existence of what are in many respects incompatible cultural principles that generate moral contradictions which make it difficult for the modern nation-state to take root there.
Publisher’s description Olivier Roy, world-renowned authority on Islam and politics, finds in the modern disconnection between faith communities and socio-cultural identities a fertile space for fundamentalism to grow. Instead of[…]