Mr. Tariq Ali

Tariq Ali
Historian and Novelist
Editor at New Left Review

BIOGRAPHY:
Tariq Ali was born in Lahore, studied at Government College and subsequently Oxford University. He has lived in London since the Sixties. He is a historian, novelist, filmmaker, political campaigner, and a long-standing editor of New Left Review. He regularly contributes to The Guardian, Il Manifesto and the London Review of Books. An iconic figure of the Sixties he had songs written for him by Mick Jagger and John Lennon. 

A strong opponent of America’s wars in Iraq and Afghanistan he travels widely lecturing on every continent.He is the author of over twenty books that include history, politics and fiction. He has written scripts for both stage and screen and produced films and documentaries. His latest books:  The Duel: Pakistan on the Flight Path of American Power was published in 2008 and The Obama Syndrome: War Abroad, Surrender at Home in 2010.

CONFERENCE TOPIC:
Radicalism in the 21st Century: How has the Left Coped with the Triumph of Capital in the Last Decades of the Last Century?
How has rampant, globalized capitalism affected democracy and democratic rights? Can the rising authoritarian capitalism co-existwith democracy?

ALI'S THOUGHTS ON THE IMPORTANCE OF THE CONFERENCE:
As Obama's PR style sound bites ('We are living in a post-racial society’) lose their credibility, Malcolm X and his ideas deserve aconference that discusses the man and his work seriously. 

SOCIAL MEDIA:
https://twitter.com/TariqAli_News

WEBSITE:
http://tariqali.org/

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