Are Hezbollah and Hamas a new version of the Theology of Liberation?

(To view a short history of the Theology of Liberation: http://cafethawra.blogspot.com/2011/05/theology-of-liberation.html) The question has been going for a while now in academic circles in the West and in the Middle East, but also among the left, on the issue of a form of religious based progressist movement in the Arab world. Some on the left and … Continue reading

The theology of liberation

Michael Löwy (Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1938) is a French-Brazilian Marxist sociologist and philosopher. He is presently the research director in social sciences at the CNRS (French National Center of Scientific Research) and lectures at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS; Paris, France).  He is also a member of the French political party Nouveau … Continue reading