Roger Hardy, 15 September 1988
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Tauris, 163 pp., £19.50, April 1988, 1 85043 104 3Show More
The Political Language of Islam by Bernard Lewis.
Chicago, 168 pp., £11.95, July 1988, 0 226 47692 8Show More
Islam and Revolution in the Middle East by Henry Munson.
Yale, 180 pp., £15.95, June 1988, 0 300 04127 6Show More
“... There was rage and defiance, as well as humiliation, in the remarkable speech broadcast in Ayatollah Khomeini’s name on 20 July. In drinking the poisoned chalice of a truce with Iraq, he hurled execration at his enemies like some latterday Lear. Islam would he avenged on America, Israel and the house of Saud. The survival of the Islamic revolution required an unpalatable peace with the enemy next door, but there could be no let-up in Islam’s war against those ‘world-devourers’ – Zionism, capitalism and communism ...”