Foucault in Iran Forum – Foucault’s Folly: Iran, Political Spirituality, and Counter-Conduct

“Foucault’s Folly: Iran, Political Spirituality, and Counter-Conduct” by Kevin Thompson (DePaul University)

Part of a Book Symposium on Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi’s Foucault in Iran: Islamic Revolution after the Enlightenment, University of Minnesota Press, 2016, 272 pp., $27.00 US (pbk), ISBN 9780816699490.

What is Islam?: The Importance of Being Islamic and Islam in Liberalism

Shahab Ahmed, What is Islam?: The Importance of Being Islamic, Princeton University Press, 2015, 624 pp., $39.50 US (hbk), ISBN 9780691164182.

Joseph A. Massad, Islam in Liberalism, University of Chicago Press, 2015, 384 pp., $40.00 US (hbk), ISBN 9780226206226.

Reviewed by Bruce B. Lawrence (Duke University)

Bruce B. Lawrence’s review of What is Islam? and Liberalism in Islam..