A selection of books by the prominent political commentator and activist Tariq Ali is on display in the General Library until Friday April 15, 2011.
The display coincides with Ali’s lecture series “Empire and its futures” to be delivered at the University of Auckland on 17th, 21st and 23rd March, 7pm.
London-based and published on every continent, Tariq Ali has been a leading figure of the international left since the 1960s. He is an editor of New Left Review and has written more than 20 books on world history and politics as well as novels, plays and filmscripts.
For a full list of books and films by Tariq Ali in the Library collection click here.
Tariq Ali’s latest book is
The Obama syndrome: surrender at home, war abroad
GENERAL LIBRARY 320.97309051 A39
What has really changed since Bush left the White House? Very little, argues Tariq Ali, apart from the mood music.
The Obama Syndrome is a merciless dissection of Obama’s overseas escalation and domestic retreat.
Ali will discuss the likely outcomes of a changing world with American military power transcending US economic weaknesses, the amazing rise of China, and the continuing occupations in the Arab world and South Asia.
The lectures are at 7pm in the Fisher & Paykel Appliances Auditorium, Owen G Glenn Building, 12 Grafton Road. Free admission, no booking required (for more details see: Sir Douglas Robb Lectures 2011).