Democratiya: Spring 2008 and New Book

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12 / Spring 2008

Editor’s Page

Letters to the Editor

The Editors
Simon Cottee
A.Markovits/G.Brahm
David Zarnett
David Miliband
Michael Weiss
Juliet O’Keefe
Donna Robinson Divine
Zora Hesová
Rayyan Al-Shawaf
Barry Rubin
Matthew Omolesky
Jeffrey Herf
Evan Daniel
Thomas Hale
SSG Johnny Meyer
Guberman/Muravchik
Tom Kahn
Robin Simcox

Interview with Gina Khan / Muslim Women vs. Islamism

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This book collects together a fascinating series of rich conversations about the dilemmas of progressive foreign policy after 9/11. (Interviews with Paul Berman, Ladan Boroumand, Jean Bethke Elshtain, David Held, Saad Eddin Ibrahim, Mary Kaldor, Kanan Makiya, Joshua Muravchik, Martin Shaw, Anne-Marie Slaughter)

‘The Democratiya Interviews do more to re-establish and invigorate a coherent concept of democratic internationalism than any single volume in recent memory. This book is both a breath of fresh air and an act of democratic solidarity.’
Carl Gershman, PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR DEMOCRACY

‘Alan Johnson has edited an important and engaging volume of interviews with intellectuals and journalists who play leading roles in today’s debates on global politics. At a time when political argument is so riddled by cliched venom, every reflective person on the left who is concerned about the dangerous state of our world should read this collection and think very hard about the different arguments made in it.’
Mitchell Cohen, CO-EDITOR, DISSENT

‘The principles Democratiya develops with such flair are the best route out of the swamp in which too many liberal-minded people have been stuck for too long.’
Nick Cohen, AUTHOR OF WHAT’S LEFT? HOW THE LEFT LOST ITS WAY

‘Democratiya has emerged as the leading voice of a new kind of moral politics grounded in the resolve to stand firm against new threats to freedom and democracy in the 21st century. If you are looking for original thinking on the left, this outstanding collection is the place to find it. Prepare to be provoked and challenged.’
Thomas Cushman, PROFESSOR OF SOCIOLOGY, WELLESLEY COLLEGE

Many of the most intractable issues in world politics are conflicts rather than merely problems. There are few prospects of resolving them definitively, but there are better and worse ways of managing them. The Democratiya interviews are an invaluable guide to the principles underlying a rational approach to those conflicts. The analyses are taut, critical thinking of a high order. The interpretations are diverse and unvaryingly thought-provoking.
Oliver Kamm, The Times columnist and author of Antitotaliarianism

‘Democratiya has made an essential contribution to defending our common democratic values of solidarity with those struggling for liberty around the world. In the battle of ideas we require deep intellectual analysis and the sort of moral clarity that Democratiya provides.’
Tony Blair, PRIME MINISTER OF THE UNITED KINGDOM, 1997-2007

‘Democratiya has become, by my lights, the liveliest and most stimulating new intellectual journal on political themes in the English-speaking world—certainly the liveliest new thing to appear on the English-speaking left in a good long time.’
Paul Berman, AUTHOR OF TERROR AND LIBERALISM AND POWER AND THE IDEALISTS

TWO WAYS TO BUY GLOBAL POLITICS AFTER 9/11: THE DEMOCRATIYA INTERVIEWS (Edited by Alan Johnson, Preface by Michael Walzer, Foreign Policy Centre / Democratiya, 320 pages)

1. ONLINE. Please make a £11.95 donation per copy to Democratiya using the Pay Pal button below. (£9.95, plus postage and packaging) Be sure to give your full postal adress.

2. Or send a £11.95 / $25 cheque made payable to ‘The Foreign Policy Centre’ at The Foreign Policy Centre (Book Orders) 23-28 Penn Street, London, N1 5DL. Make clear you are ordering ‘Global Politics After 9/11’ and with your full postal address.

UPDATE:

The links (above) should be fixed. I did not realize Democratiya changed from a .com to .org

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