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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on September 23, 2007
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
Now a member of British Parliament, Michael Gove brings his political expertise and writing skills honed as a journalist to play in this 138 page "drilling down" of the Islamofascism vs the West, Israel & the moderate mainstream Islamic World into easily understood concepts, problems and responses.

Background, situation analysis, response planning ... all that remains s the call to action - which has to come from the readers.

A good read, insightful, positive and bellweather clear in describing the solutions to the terrorism threats we face today.

Recommended
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on May 27, 2008
Format: Paperback
I recommend this book for anyone who is developing their thinking w/r/t Islamism and Middle East policy, and moral and cultural relativism generally. Gove is a hawkish, intelligent, lucid thinker and writer and his views are bound to prickle many, particularly those on the anti-American left.

I was especially interested by his views on Israel - a sort of modern day West Berlin, a strategic bulwark of democracy against the failed Islamic states surrounding it. Bet that doesn't slip down smoothly in some quarters.

I read this book soon after journalist Nick Cohen's 'What's Left'. From opposite sides of the traditional spectrum, the two thinkers have united on this issue pretty much whole. Truly we are living in new times, where old left/right certainties are melding and fuzzing up. Dangerous and interesting times.
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