Edward W. Said once urged the legendary Eqbal Ahmad not to "leave your words scattered to the winds, or even recorded on tape, but collected and published in several volumes for everyone to read. Then those who don't have the privilege of knowing you will know what a truly remarkable, gifted man you are." In these intimate and wide-ranging conversations, Ahmad discusses nationalism, ethnic conflict, the politics of memory, and liberation struggles around the world.
David Barsamian is the award-winning founder and director of Alternative Radio.
Pervez Amirali Hoodbhoy is a Pakistani nuclear physicist, essayist and political-defence analyst. He is also a prominent environmental and social activist and regularly writes on a wide range of social, cultural and environmental issues. Hoodbhoy lives in Islamabad, Pakistan.