In his most famous works, written in the early 1950s, al-Nabhani expressed a radical disillusionment with the secular powers that had failed to protect Palestinian nationalism. He argued for a new political and economic order that would be founded on Islamic principles, contrasting these with the dominant idea of a territorial nation state and materialism that, in his view, was the outcome of capitalist economies. al-Nabhani was critical of the way the Middle East had been carved up into nation states allied with various imperial powers.
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