Living Orients

An LRB podcast with Olivier Roy and Adam Shatz (Part 1)

Olivier Roy
Photo: Olivier Roy in Afghanistan, 1982

Olivier Roy, professor at the European Institute in Florence and writer on political Islam, tells Adam Shatz about his experiences with the Gauche prolétarienne in the 1960s and his early travels in Afghanistan. This is part one of a two-part podcast. Listen to Part Two »

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Further reading in the LRB:

Adam Shatz: Magical Thinking about Isis

Jeremy Harding: I am French
Who is Charlie? Xenophobia and the New Middle Class by Emmanuel Todd, translated by Andrew Brown

Lawrence Rosen: Homesick Everywhere
Globalised Islam: The Search for a New Ummah by Olivier Roy
The War for Muslim Minds: Islam and the West by Gilles Kepel

Malise Ruthven: The Shrinking Sphere
Islamic Britain: Religion, Politics and Identity among British Muslims by Philip Lewis
The Failure of Political Islam by Olivier Roy, translated by Carol Volk