Study Guide: Tariq Ali Interview

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1. In this interview, Tariq Ali compares the U.S. media’s present coverage of Islam to the media’s past coverage of Judaism. Explain how he makes this comparison.

2. Do you think Tariq Ali’s comparison is a valid one? Find an example of reporting that supports your answer.

3. Tariq Ali suggests that individuals need to immerse themselves in literature outside the media in order to better understand the subject in which they are interested. Do you think journalists should be required to consume literature about their beat? Explain.