Sir Douglas Robb Lectures 2011

Tariq Ali on empire and its futures

A series of three lectures by Tariq Ali.

  • 2011 Sir Douglas Robb Lecture 1 - Tariq Ali ( 49′ 56″ )

    Tariq Ali explores the contemporary landscape of Islam, focusing on the Middle East, analysing the challenges for Western governments which have supported the regimes now being overthrown by internal rebellions.

  • 2011 Sir Douglas Robb Lecture 2 - Tariq Ali ( 51′ 3″ )

    Tariq Ali considers how USA power has played out across the world, arguing that although its imperial ambitions have been manifested for centuries, overstretch is beginning to set in.

  • 2011 Sir Douglas Robb Lecture 3 - Tariq Ali ( 49′ 37″ )

    According to Tariq Ali, global markets have moved eastwards towards China. He considers where this superpower on the rise will be in thirty years' time.