The Meek and the Militant: Religion and Power Across the World

By Paul N. Siegel

Everyone understands that Marx wrote, “religion is the opium of the people,” yet all too usually this aphorism is considered laborious what he and Engels needed to say at the topic. in reality, they provided a penetrating critique of faith that explains its beginning and persistence.—from the preface

This vintage quantity sheds much-needed gentle on a subject of renewed curiosity: the effect of faith on politics, even if Islam within the heart East or right-wing Christian fundamentalism in North America.

Paul Siegel (1916–2004), a author and activist, released quite a few books on literature and politics, together with Shakespeare in His Time and Ours (1968).

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