Profile:
Tariq Ali

Tariq Ali is a writer and filmmaker. His latest book is The Dilemmas of Lenin: Terrorism, War, Empire, Love, Revolution. He has written more than a dozen books on world history and politics—including Pirates of the Caribbean, Bush in Babylon, The Clash of Fundamentalisms and The Obama Syndrome—as well as five novels in his Islam Quintet series and scripts for the stage and screen. He is an editor of the New Left Review and is a regular contributor to the London Review of Books.