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Faisal Devji

Faisal Devji is Professor of Indian History and Director of the Asian Studies Centre at the University of Oxford. His books include The Terrorist in Search of Humanity: Militant Islam and Global Politics and Muslim Zion: Pakistan as a Political Idea.

Far from a metaphysical battle between fanaticism and tolerance, the Rushdie affair exemplifies the marketization of hurt sentiments.

Faisal Devji
An American soldier on patrol talks with a group of Afghan children

The U.S. occupation of Afghanistan sacrificed politics—the only viable route to peace—for massive corruption and violence.

Faisal Devji