How to think about the Islamic State
As Syria continues to burn and be devastated by forces from all sides, we revisit Pankaj Mishra’s from The Guardian back in July 2015, where he examines the question: how to think about the Islamic State. Islamic State is often called ‘medieval’ but is in fact very modern – a horrific expression of a widespread frustration with a globalised western model that promises freedom and prosperity to all, but fails to deliver. And if we are to prevent the world from erupting into even bigger conflagrations, much radical new thinking is required, he says.
From The Guardian