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Hayek, the excoriator of socialism, offers, above all, an explanation of why the capitalist road is the path that, though typically less traveled, will make all the difference.
Finally, three further contexts are deeply contemporary: the academic reception of Ghazali beginning with Orientalist polemics that considered him to be a renegade and thoroughly confused and culminating with the debate on his relationship with philosophy; the contemporary Islam debate between neo-traditionalists such as Hamza Yusuf Hanson and Abdal Hakim Winter who champion him as an exemplar, and Salafi excoriators who dismiss Ghazali's scholarship as "so many inauthentic and fabricated" hadith; and the concern among contemporary Arab and Muslim thinkers for philosophy and the distaste for Ghazali as the destroyer of the rational tradition.