I wrote a longish post about the roots of global jihad over at Savage Minds.
Here is an excerpt:
The argument isn’t simply that they are responding to attacks on those countries, but that a policy of promoting globalized political Islam as opposed to secular anti-imperialism, together with the building of an institutional apparatus of training and recruitment for terror, both sponsored by the United States, where the conditions which precipitated the spread of global jihad.
And don’t miss Ozma’s post on Guns, Germs and Steel, as well as Tak’s post on The Genealogy of Neoliberal Capitalism. The latter has a link to the excellent group blog: Long Sunday, which is well worth adding to your favorites!