Disrupting the Global Order with Janice Stein
About This Show
Political scientist Janice Stein is one of Canada's - and the world's - foremost authorities on global affairs. Each week on the Disrupting the Global Order, Stein leads a conversation with an author about an ideology, event or issue that affects our opinions and perspective - or could have a significant impact on world order.
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Episode 10 - Moral Ambiguities of the West's response to Islamic Terrorism
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For the last fifteen years, the western world has been transfixed by Islamic terrorism that has struck at its geography, its morality, and its sense of self. Western leaders have struggled to understand what has gone wrong within Islam, one of the world’s great religions, and also within the West, the birthplace of liberal democracy. Presidents and prime ministers have tried to fashion a response that would keep citizens safe without destroying the democratic fabric, but with limited success. How the West continues to deal with its Muslim citizens will shape its future and its long and deep relationship with the larger Muslim world. Author Scott Shane grapples with the moral ambiguities of the West’s response to Islamic terrorism. He tells the gripping story of Anwar al-Awlaki, a once-celebrated American imam, in his new book Objective Troy: A Terrorist, a President, and the Rise of the Drone. Scott Shane is a national security reporter for The New York Times based in Washington DC where he has worked for over a decade.