Tariq Ali in Montenegro

Speaking in Montenegro, Tariq Ali talks on the current global political situation, the Arab Spring and what constitutes a vision for socialism today.

From the archive

  • ‘The Anti-Imperialist Left Confronted with Islam’

    March 1, 2006

    ‘The Anti-Imperialist Left Confronted with Islam’, an interview with Tariq Ali by Alex De Jong and Paul Mepschen for Grenzeloos, posted at International Viewpoint, March 2006

    Grenzeloos: It is of course the assassination of the film-maker Theo van Gogh and the threats made against the liberal member of parliament Ayaan Hirsi Ali which have particularly drawn attention to Islam in the Netherlands. Like her, you are an unbeliever who comes from the Muslim world. Have you already felt threatened?

    Tariq Ali: No, never. I travel a lot both in the Muslim world and in the rest of the world, but I have never yet felt threatened. Why is that? It is no doubt because people who don’t agree with me about religion know that I am an enemy of imperialism. I unceasingly criticize imperialism and all its works, more  …

  • Tariq Ali on the ‘disgusting attacks on Gunter Grass’

    April 16, 2012

    The German writer Gunter Grass (The Tin Drum) had already predicted the response to his poem in SdZ. There is no reason to be surprised, but there is every reason to be disgusted. Within Germany both the elite and a layer of the population by their words and actions appear to have accepted the disgraceful Goldhagen thesis whereby all German were guilty for the crimes of the Third Reich. This thesis has now been developed further: all Germans are guilty for eternity for the crimes of the Third Reich.

    Behind this thinking is the Zionist and Zionophile argument that the crime against the Jews of Europe was unique in the annals of history. This was true as far as the method of extermination was concerned, but not in any other way. The Belgians massacred the Congolese in greater numbers:  …