This is an article which will be appearing in the ICC paper this month under their new section of 'readers contributions'.
In it I deal with the question of the historical roots of Islam and compare the original movement of Mohammad with the present day movement of 'Jihadists' such as ISIS. It also deals in general with the problem of reification and its connection to the older concept of idolatry and its role in these social phenomena.
The Spanish Civil War of 1936-39 was of enormous international as well as national significance. In this gripping volume, Frances Lannon explains how this internal conflict between democracy and its enemies escalated. Featuring specially commissioned full-color artwork, this study depicts the fighting men of the Nationalist, Republican forces and The International Brigades that strove to take control of Spain alongside their German, Russian and Italian allies.