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Australian philosopher, literary critic, legal scholar, and professional writer. Based in Newcastle, NSW. Author of FREEDOM OF RELIGION AND THE SECULAR STATE (2012), HUMANITY ENHANCED (2014), and THE MYSTERY OF MORAL AUTHORITY (2016).

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Maryam Namazie on the far right and Islamism

We may mean something fairly specific when we talk about the "far right" or "extreme right" - and I even have some discussion of what in Freedom of Religion and the Secular State.

At the same time, expressions such as "right wing" and "left wing" cover so many dimensions that they're not terribly useful in most contexts.

Still, on almost any plausible account, using ordinary parlance, Islamism just is an extreme right-wing ideology. Maryam Namazie shows this pretty conclusively as far as I'm concerned, not that I needed persuading.

1 comment:

Bruce S. Springsteen said...

Monotheism just is an extreme right wing ideology.