Views Islam as a way of life as opposed to western post-Enlightenment secularism where the separation of church and state shunts religion off to the periphery of modern life. This book provides an overview of imperialism and colonialism in the Muslim world.
Eric Walberg is known worldwide as a journalist specializing in the Middle East, Central Asia and Russia. A graduate of University of Toronto and Cambridge in economics, he has been writing on East-West relations since the 1980s, He has lived in both the Soviet Union and Russia, and then Uzbekistan, as a UN adviser, writer, translator and lecturer. Presently a writer for the foremost Cairo newspaper, Al Ahram, he is also a regular contributor to Counterpunch, Dissident Voice, Global Research, Al-Jazeerah and Turkish Weekly, and is a commentator on Voice of the Cape radio. His articles appear in Russian, German, Spanish and Arabic and are accessible at his website http://ericwalberg.com. In 2011 Walberg was one of the speakers in the Leaders for Change Summit in Istanbul along with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan, Tariq Ramadan, Kofi Annan, Steven Kinzer and Al Gore.