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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.
Lee Harris compels policy makers to evaluate National Strategy and U.S. actions in the Middle East.
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 8 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 21 months ago 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
An important book changes your view of your world. Harris' "The Suicide of Reason" succeeds in doing this and points out serious threats to the survival of Western Civilization... Read morePublished on June 15, 2008 by J. F. Thorlin
The author offers --very briefly-- a fairy-tale version of Orthodox Judaism, whitewashed by Martin Buber and explained away as totally assimilationist in America. Read morePublished on May 1, 2008 by Michael Hoffman