Occidentosis: A Plague from the West (Contemporary Islamic by Ahmad, Jalal Al-i; Translated by R. Campbell; Annotations

By Ahmad, Jalal Al-i; Translated by R. Campbell; Annotations and Introduction by Hamid Algar

Suppressed in Iran throughout the reign of the Shah, this publication for the 1st time in a cautious, annotated translation used to be released after the Islamic Revolution. it's a powerful and emotional assertion by way of an Iranian highbrow deeply involved in what he observed as his country’s succumbing to "A plague from the West" or "occidentosis." delivering observations, insights, purposes for satisfaction in Iran’s earlier and tradition, and demanding analyses of the Western function in th international. Jalal Al-i Ahmad expresses some of the matters that agitated the intelligentsia through the 20 years earlier than the Islamic Revolution. the writer starts through explaining his time period "occidentosis: and describing how he sees the area: as divided among the poles of East and West. The department isn't really quite a bit a geographical or an ideological schism, as a department among the produces and the patrons of machines. a quick assessment of heritage is helping clarify how and why Iran grew occidentotic. He can't and doesn't forget about the function of oil. the various contradictions that outcome from the compelled intake of Western machines and items in Iran are the topic of the longest and such a lot conscientiously thought of chapters within the ebook. Westerners, who industrailized step-by-step over 1000's of years, by no means observed such sharp contrasts as "a guy grading Kharg Island with a massive bulldozer with blue bead striking from the steerage wheel." Breaking the spell of occidentosis is the topic of one other bankruptcy. the writer rejects either the choices of ultimate passive shoppers of the desktop and eschewing the desktop and reverting to pre-industrial modes of life. relatively, he advocates gaining keep watch over of the laptop so Iranians can use it as a way, now not an finish, "to abolish poverty and placed fabric and religious welfare with the achieve of all." As an educator Jalal Al-i Ahmad was once quite taken with ow Iran's faculties protect its occidentotic society. He issues out during this e-book how leaders whose first curiosity used to be now not the welfare of the Iranian humans or the renovation of its cultural traditions have been became out yr after 12 months through Iranian universities or again to their kingdom from American and ecu academic associations. The booklet closes with a plea for everybody not only Iranians or Easterners, to rouse to the hazards of mechanosis, the final word finish of so as to be destruction of the realm with a nuclear bomb.

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