“Ali remains an outlier and intellectual bomb-thrower; an urbane, Oxford-educated polemicist.” — Observer

Tariq Ali is a political activist, writer, journalist, historian, filmmaker, and public intellectual. He is a member of the editorial committee of the New Left Review and Sin Permiso, and contributes to The Guardian, CounterPunch, and the London Review of Books. He read Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at Exeter College, Oxford.

His latest book 'The Forty-Year War in Afghanistan: A Chronicle Foretold' explores the history and present of the war in Afghanistan. Ali has written more than two-dozen books on world history and politics—the most recent of which are The Clash of Fundamentalisms, The Obama Syndrome and The Extreme Centre—as well as the novels of his Islam Quintet and scripts for the stage and screen.

"They'll do deals. I'm sure, sooner or later, Taliban leaders will visit the White House and be photographed." - Tariq Alid



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