Tag: islam

The End of Exemptions for Beauty


The WTC attack considered as a conflict between open and closed systems, a one-system people and a many-system people.

God Help Us


A Review of Malise Ruthven’s A Fury for God: The Islamist
Attack on America, from Tim Keane, with links to a growing body of writing on terror in ebr.

Capitalist Construction


Against the conflation of Islamic and economic fundamentalisms (William S. Wilson responds to Nick Spenser).

The Politics of Postmodern Architecture


To understand differences between Islamic and Western aesthetics, Nick Spencer argues, is not the way to understand the WTC attacks.

Talking Back to the Owners of the World


Steffen Hantke on Tom LeClair’s and Richard Powers’s novelistic imaginations of terror.