Good Muslim Bad Muslim: America the Cold War & the Roots of Terror by Mahmood Mamdani
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In this brilliant look at the rise of political Islam, the distinguished political scientist and anthropologist Mahmood Mamdani brings his expertise and insight to bear on a question many Americans have been asking since 9/11: how did this happen?Good Muslim, Bad Muslimis a provocative and important book that will profoundly change our understanding both of Islamist politics and the way America is perceived in the world today.
Mahmood Mamdani was born in Kampala, Uganda. A political scientist and anthropologist, he is Herbert Lehman Professor of Government and director of the Institute of African Studies at Columbia University. His previous books include
Citizen and Subject andWhen Victims Become Killers. In 2001 he presented one of the nine papers at the Nobel Peace Prize Centennial Symposium. He lives in New York City and Kampala with his wife and son.