Tariq Ali has been warning of Pakistan's collapse for four decades. His books have often been banned there as, in his own words, "generals, corrupt politicians and bearded lunatics" dislike him in equal measure.
In his most recent book The Duel, Tariq Ali provides a history of the country starting with independence in 1947 and revealing how its relationship with the United States has led to the current democratic and financial crisis there.
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