A work of sustained deconstruction, [Roy] takes apart the myths, clich s and prejudices which characterise the current conversation about Islam. The Economist [A] brilliant little book. -- Philip H. Gordon Foreign Affairs A remarkable book: articulate, original, lucid, without a paragraph that fails to contain an interesting thought. -- Claire Belinski New York Sun [A] valuable little monograph. -- Martin Levin Globe & Mail Roy provides a useful corrective to the interpretation of Islamism. -- John Gray Harper's Superb... a welcome contribution to political science, sociology, religious studies--and statecraft. Choice [A] cogent work. Middle East Journal An insightful analysis. -- Talip K kcan Insight Turkey Rich in theoretical analysis. American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences
About the Author
Olivier Roy is research director at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and lectures at the cole des Hautes tudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) and the Institut d' tudes Politiques (IEP) in Paris. His books with Columbia University Press include The Politics of Chaos in the Middle East; Globalized Islam; and, with Amel Boubekeur, Whatever Happened to the Islamists? Salafis, Heavy Metal Muslims, and the Lure of Consumerist Islam.