Absolute Revolt

An LRB podcast with Olivier Roy and Adam Shatz (Part 2)

Olivier Roy
Photo: Olivier Roy in Yemen, 1970

In the second part of their conversation, Olivier Roy and Adam Shatz discuss the deculturation of Islam, and why it has led to the radicalisation of so many second-generation immigrants and converts. Listen to Part One »

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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