Maud's murk

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April 2007, no. 290
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Spiral Road by Adib Khan

Fourth Estate, $27.95 pb, 362 pp

Maud's murk

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April 2007, no. 290

Britain’s Prospect magazine recently canvassed a number of leading thinkers on the question of what, in coming decades, would replace the great twentieth-century schism between left and right. In an overwhelmingly pessimistic field, the contribution of Pakistani scientist Pervez Hoodbhoy stood out in its cold-blooded concision. ‘Global and national politics will turn simple and Hobbesian,’ he predicted. ‘In the interim, energy hunger will drive the US and European countries to squeeze out, and steal, the last drops of oil from under Muslim sands. As bridges between Islam and the west collapse, expect global civil war and triumphant neo-Talibanic movements circling the globe.’

Geordie Williamson reviews 'Spiral Road' by Adib Khan

Spiral Road

by Adib Khan

Fourth Estate, $27.95 pb, 362 pp

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