By Fred Halliday
"Whatever the themes . . . Halliday's wisdom, mind's eye, and highbrow independence remove darkness from them all."—Francis Wheen
"Fred Halliday's Political Journeys diversity over broad highbrow and political landscapes, with great insights, soaking up narratives, lucid writing, and sophisticated humour."—Sami Zubeida
Fred Halliday regularly mixed the huge sweep of recent background, its currents and concepts, with a profound wisdom of recent revolutions, the center East, and nationwide activities. This number of columns written for openDemocracy among 2004 and 2009 is evidence of a refined worldview that maintains to generate questions: what's the relation among faith, nationalism, and development? Is a brand new overseas order attainable? whilst is intervention a strength for progress?
From the large headline issues just like the Iraq struggle or the Danish cartoons, to the unforeseen comparisons of Tibet and Palestine, or Afghanistan and the Falklands, Halliday is a perennially dazzling and enlightened advisor to the foremost problems with foreign politics.
Fred Halliday (1946–2010) used to be a number one authority on superpower family members, the center East, and diplomacy thought. He used to be professor emeritus of diplomacy on the London tuition of Economics from 1985 to 2008 and a learn professor on the Barcelona Institute for foreign Studies.