[QODLink]
One on One
Tariq Ali
The British-Pakistani historian and writer has influenced the international left and public policy for decades.
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2011 14:01

Tariq Ali's writing and public commentary on global affairs, particularly the international left, over the past four decades has made him an influential figure worldwide. 

Born in Pakistan in 1943 and raised as an atheist, Tariq Ali's ancestral line includes politicians and intellectuals from former British India. His interest in government affairs was cultivated in his family home, and as a university student at Oxford he began organising political demonstrations against the Vietnam War. 

As a successful debater and orator against policies supporting military dictatorships, his public profile began to grow, attracting the attention of figures such as Malcom X and John Lennon. He has written over two dozen books on world history and politics, seven novels, and scripts for performing arts, and is the editor of the New Left Review.  

This episode of One on One can be seen from Saturday, June 18, at the following times GMT: Saturday: 0430; Sunday: 0830, 1930; Monday: 1430.

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
People
Country
Organisation
Featured on Al Jazeera
Muslim volunteers face questioning and threat of arrest, while aid has been disrupted or blocked, charities say.
Six months on, outrage and sorrow over the mass schoolgirl abduction has disappeared - except for families in Nigeria.
ISIL combatants seeking an 'exit strategy' from Mideast conflict need positive reinforcement back home, analysts say.
European nation hit by a wave of Islamophobia as many young fighters join ISIL in Syria and Iraq.
Featured
Lacking cohesive local ground forces to attack in tandem, coalition air strikes will have limited effect, experts say.
Hindu right-wing groups run campaign against what they say is Muslim conspiracy to convert Hindu girls into Islam.
Six months on, outrage and sorrow over the mass schoolgirl abduction has disappeared - except for families in Nigeria.
Muslim caretakers maintain three synagogues in eastern Indian city, which was once home to a thriving Jewish community.
Amid fresh ISIL gains, officials in Anbar province have urged the Iraqi government to request foreign ground troops.