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Robert Laffont
EAN : 9782221247037
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 384
Size : 1 x 215 mm
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You Can't Argue with God!

Release date : 15/10/2020
~A shocking and iconoclastic work on a major issue in our contemporary societies: religious radicalization.
~In May 1955, in an article in the Express, Malraux declared, “I think that the task of the next century… will be to reintegrate the Gods.” It is true that the European west has since such a future: the waning of religions, the advancement of liberal democracy, support of scientific,... ~In May 1955, in an article in the Express, Malraux declared, “I think that the task of the next century… will be to reintegrate the Gods.” It is true that the European west has since such a future: the waning of religions, the advancement of liberal democracy, support of scientific, technical, and rationalist “progress.” However, almost a quarter of the way into the 21st century, we must face the fact that religious radicalisms are today the main factor in violent resistance to the globalization of the consumer citizen. And radicalisms must be used in the plural: in fact, the concept of “radicalization” and “the global war on terror” are largely used to refer to the Salafist branches of Islam, without ever linking them to other radical religious positions. This view has become the central concept of anti-terrorist politics and more generally and deforming lens through which Islam and Muslim communities are perceived by politicians, advisors, experts, academics, psychologists, and others in power… No one treats American neo-evangelicals or radical Jews in the same way. As for the latest arrivals in the radicalization market, the Buddhists and Hindus of the BJP, they are viewed as hardly worth interest. Yet such is the object of this book: showing how all religious radicalisms shape modern geopolitics. Because it is religious in its most radical form that uses politics, and not the other way around, determining the geography of the majority of violent crises since the end of the Cold War: the Balkans, Ireland, Israel and Palestine, the Iran/Iraq War, the wars between Sunnis and Shi’ites and between Catholics and Protestants in Rwanda, Ireland, Sudan, etc. While the similarities between these radicalisms are numerous, each has its own agenda and they do not all have a worldwide objective. But all of these radical movements have become driving forces in international relations. Faced with this danger, we must stop looking at religions from the angle of freedom of conscience. Radical offshoots have managed to shift what can be said about women’s rights, exclusion, conversion, blasphemy, secularism, tolerance, and soon the LGBT community. We must also reexamine our intellectual toolkit by analyzing the religious positions in political terms. Why do we condemn the discourse of exclusion held by the neo-Nazis or supremacist extremists, yet tolerate them when they are held by religious radicals?


 
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EAN : 9782221247037
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 384
Size : 1 x 215 mm
Robert Laffont