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Overall, I found this to be a well-conceived and well written book.
Nominally the conflict is presented as fanatical Islam's tribal actors versus the West's rational actors, but his paradigm applies to groups within the West as well.
Harris does not make the argument but that has been detailed since the Rensaiance.
Lee Harris writes for the modern, non-critical thinker. He walks you through it. Essentially, this book is about the history of reason in the West, and the bubble we live in - we... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Beer and books
This is an anecdote to the banal platitude so often heard “Not all Muslims are fanatics.”
Islam is a fanatical religion. Read more
Liberals owe it to themselves to read this. Democracy and orthodox Islam are mutually exclusive. Islam is a totalitarian world view, not a religion.Published 20 months ago by annemarie couture
Can civilization not make the moves it needs to battle tribalism either foregin of domestically? zodes it matter? Read morePublished on March 16, 2012 by Michelle Hunsucker
This book goes a long way toward explaining why the US and it's allies will never be successful militarily in Islamist countries.Published on December 7, 2011 by rhsmith1_85226
(I have both soft-cover and Kindle) Excellent, thought provoking book... and so on... I cannot improve on what others have said: if you are a reader of philosophical works, of... Read morePublished on July 17, 2011 by James D. Kleiser
To understand the Muslim threat you must understand the tribal mindset. Then you will see why it is absolutely necessary that Muslim children in this country must be educated in... Read morePublished on May 28, 2011 by Laurens N. Garlington
The beginning of this book is excellent explaining why the societies of reason will loose in this battle with tribalism. I understand a lot more now. Read morePublished on October 3, 2008 by Ms barbara
A real bore. This guy quotes so many people from the beginning of time to the present, that you wonder if he's at all original. Read morePublished on August 13, 2008 by Pat Nava