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History or propaganda?,
This review is from: Infidels: A History of the Conflict Between Christendom and Islam (Hardcover)
This disjointed account of the long history of antagonism between the West and Islam attempts to support the politically correct but counterintuitive thesis that the West is less tolerant than the Muslim world. At the end the book disintegrates into a bitter denunciation of President Bush and others who support the use of force to combat Islamic terrorism, even comparing "An End to Evil: How to Win the War on Terror" by David Frum and Richard Perle to "Malleus Malleficarum," a book credited with inspiring Medieval witch hunts that "remains one of the most malign texts ever produced." While not coherent or objective enough to stand up as history, "Infidels" might have propaganda value to some on the left.