In this new edition of his sixties' memoirs, Tariq Ali revisits his formative years as a young radical. It is a story that moves between London, Paris and Berlin, as well as Vietnam and Bolivia, encountering along the way Malcolm X, Bertrand Russell, Marlon Brando, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Henry Kissinger and Mick Jagger. Ali captures the mood of those years with a novelist's lightness of touch as he tracks the growing significance of the nascent protest movement. This edition includes a new introduction, as well as the interview conducted by Tariq Ali and Robin Blackburn with John Lennon and Yoko Ono in 1971.
Tariq Ali is a writer and filmmaker. He has written more than a dozen books on world history and politics, including, most recently, Bush in Babylon and The Clash of Fundamentalisms as well as five novels, and scripts for both stage and screen. He is much in demand as a public speaker and commentator on, among other topics, US involvement in the Middle East. He is an editor of New Left Review and lives in London.