July 15, 2009

YET ANOTHER REASON WE SHOULD HAVE DONE THE BA'ATHIST REGIME IN SYRIA:

George W. Bush an unexpected source of inspiration: Pakistani-born writer, political activist and filmmaker Tariq Ali thought he had switched for good from non-fiction to fiction in 1990 after the Berlin Wall fell but switched back when the United States decided to invade Afghanistan and Iraq. (Martin Roberts, Jul 15, 2009, Mindfood)

Ali had published the first three titles in his Islam Quintet of novels, which chart the encounter between Islam and western Christendom over the centuries, when 9/11 happened and the U.S. government led by then President George W. Bush took the decision to invade both countries.

"George Bush was quite an inspiration to me to start writing non-fiction again," Ali told a news conference at the Semana Negra book festival in Gijon, northern Spain, which draws one million people a year.

"My publishers would ask me, 'When are you going to finish the Quintet?' and I would say, 'Ask George Bush. Is he going to make a war on a third country?"

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 15, 2009 7:48 AM
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