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Accomplice to Evil: Iran and the War Against the West Hardcover – October 13, 2009
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Anything Ledeen writes on Iran is a must-read. Get this!
As he points out, revolutions have succeeded the Ukraine, Georgia, the Philippines, Lebanon, South Africa, and even the Soviet Union where the KGB and Stasi failed to suppress the opposition. With concerted aid from the US and Israel, revolution can triumph in Iran as well. He points to evidence of the people's acute demoralization, signaled by the collapse of Iranian fertility since 1980 from between 5.6 in cities and 8.4 in rural areas to sub replacement levels today. Most Iranians hate their leaders.
The key to success is not some feckless campaign using sanctions and diplomacy. This well worn approach will reliably strengthen and legitimate the regime while draping their nuclear and missile programs with a pettifogging cloak of legalism like the one applied by obsequious UN shysters in North Korea. The key is overthrowing the regime. Make them recall vividly what happened to Saddam. Ledeen now believes that Iran is replete with rebel leaders and that U.S. or Israeli support would be welcomed.
Ledeen's theme is the perennial blindness of the enlightened world to the burgeoning darkness. He pillories the willingness of respectable experts to succumb to the devil's wiles of self-denial in a murk of relativism in which evil remains invisible and thus victorious and even ascendant despite its pathetic actual vulnerability to a still hugely more powerful and virtuous West.Read more ›
In "Accomplice To Evil" Ledeen shows with illuminating accuracy the mechanisms behind the appeasement attitude towards bullies. In the thirties and fourties you had evil personalities such as Benito Mussolinni of Italy and Adolf Hitler of Germany. They were indeed scary in their rethoric, and the civilized world used many excuses to accomplice to evil. Likewise today. The threefold menace: Communism, Fascism, and Nazism make the fourth pestilence: Islamism. The little pocket-dictator, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran, uses the wellknown scatological vocabular of his predesessors. Not one tirade leaves his chaps without illuminating his contempt for the western way of living.
Ledeen master the art of showing how all of Fascism is a threat to civilized living. The threat today is named Islamofascism. Be on guard!
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I am half way through reading this book and have come across an accusation that would not have made it into the book if the author really did research for the book. Read morePublished on July 29, 2012 by John G. Spethman
A well argued, well documented book that exposes the idiots who prop up the Iranian regime in the west, especially the US. Read morePublished on July 22, 2011 by Kaman
Another warmonger. There is no proof that Iran has the capability to make a bomb. Its just another war that Israel wants us to start. Let the Israelis fight their own wars. Read morePublished on July 18, 2010 by Algonquin J. Calhoun