Confrontation, Dialogue and Radicalization
Arun Vishwanathan
Harper Collins, New Delhi by Irfan Husain Harper Collins, 2012, 238 pp., 299
September 2012, volume 36, No 9

Fatal Faultlines is a lucid account delving into many difficult questions which lie at the heart of interactions between Islam, the West and Pakistan. These range from historical confrontation between Muslim and western civilizations and their impact on the current ‘dialogue’ between Muslim countries and the West. Husain studies the roots of terrorism and increasing radicalization. In less than 250 pages, Irfan Husain—a popular Pakistani journalist—has delved into these and many related issues which make our world an increasingly dangerous place in a simple, well researched and easy to read book.

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