Tariq Ali spoke at Brooklyn's Galapagos Art Space on Tuesday May 17th for a sell-out event co-sponsored by Verso and Haymarket Books, entitled "From Cairo to Madison: The Arab Revolution and a World in Motion." With thanks to Noel Benford for filming the event.
Radio New Zealand is broadcasting Tariq Ali's Douglas Robb lectures.
In a changing world with American military power transcending US economic weaknesses, the amazing rise of China and the continuing occupations in the Arab world and South Asia, what are the likely outcomes? Is it the case, as many argue, that the US empire is now in irretrievable decline? Will China flex its military muscles one day?
In the wake of various White House accounts of the killing of Osama Bin Laden, Tariq Ali commentson internal tensions within Pakistan—"the ally Americans love to hate"—for the Guardian, warning that "stories are changing rapidly, and nothing can be taken at face value."