Product Details
Hardcover: 200 pages
Publisher: Isi Books; First Edition edition (September 2002)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1882926811
ISBN-13: 978-1882926817
The terrorist attacks on the United States, have had a number of explanatory theses advanced. But few if any have matched the analytical depth and originality displayed by the noted English philosopher and cultural commentator Roger Scruton in The West and the Rest: Globalization and the Terrorist Threat. In this important monograph, Scruton argues that to comprehend Islamist terrorism, one must understand both the unique historical evolution of the state and the dynamic of globalization.
Scruton contends that a fundamental gulf separates those nations that are in some sense the inheritors of the Roman-Christian political tradition and...