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Tariq Ali

British political activist, writer, and historian (born 1943)

1943   -  

country of citizenship: Pakistan, United Kingdom, British Raj
native language: Urdu
languages spoken, written or signed: English, Urdu
educated at: Exeter College, University of the Punjab
occupation: writer, journalist, historian, screenwriter, novelist, peace activist, politician, film director
position held: Member of the Provincial Assembly of Sindh

Tariq Ali (; born 21 October 1943) is a Pakistani-British political activist, writer, journalist, historian, filmmaker, and public intellectual. He is a member of the editorial committee of the New Left Review and Sin Permiso, and contributes to The Guardian, CounterPunch, and the London Review of Books. He read Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at Exeter College, Oxford. He is the author of many books, including Pakistan: Military Rule or People's Power (1970), Can Pakistan Survive? The Death of a State (1983), Clash of Fundamentalisms: Crusades, Jihads and Modernity (2002), Bush in Babylon (2003), Conversations with Edward Said (2005), Pirates of the Caribbean: Axis Of Hope (2006), A Banker for All Seasons (2007), The Duel (2008), The Obama Syndrome (2010), and The Extreme Centre: A Warning (2015).
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