The New Crusade
America's War on Terrorism
The world changed forever after the terrorist attacks of September 11th. Both the events and the United States government's way of responding to the events have created a new global politics. In his book "The New Crusade: America's War on Terrorism," author Rahul Mahajan writes about this new type of politics in a way that reflects his longstanding study and his personal experience as an activist. His book covers the myths that many people now accept about terrorists and shows how these myths work in favor of a cultural elite.
In particular, Mahajan focuses on the nature of several popular distortions of why and how the United States chose to intervene in Afghanistan; he demonstrates how these distortions have led to changes in the accepted understanding of what world power is. Finally, Mahajan suggests future directions that the war on terror may end up taking. His interpretation of the events in Afghanistan are sure to be well-received and influential in our day.