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The Force of Reason Hardcover – March 7, 2006
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What then makes Oriana Fallaci's book of special value and meaning? For one thing she is a first hand observer, a European, an Italian journalist of worldwide reputation. Secondly, she has a personal story of the reactions to her previous writings on the subject, the attacks, the boycotting, the hatred, the efforts to silence her, the driving her from her native Italy to her current place of refuge in New York. A good part of this present book tells her own story and she is not shy about condemning those who sees as not simply attacking her, but betraying the West.
As Fallaci understands it all the political forces of the West, the Left, the Right, and most surprisingly and painfully the Church have submitted to the Islamic onslaught. The Muslims speak openly about taking over Western Civilization, but anyone who dares to hint as Fallaci more than does about the superiority morally and culturally of Western civilization is called 'racist'.
Defining herself as a 'Christian atheist' one who sees how strong a part Christianity has played in the development of Western Civilization she is appalled by the Church's apologetics and sniveling before Islam.
From her new home in New York she sees the United States as the last hope of stemming the Islamic tide.
At present gravely ill this book may be the swan song of one of the most provocative and courageous of modern journalists.
So who WILL like this book? Those who do deeply cherish Western culture as it has developed through the US constitution, who value the hard won freedom and autonomy of the individual, who believe that women are the equals of men and should be treated as so, and those who believe that humanity reaches its greatest heights when the human mind is left free.
Make no mistake about it. Fallaci really really hates (my word) what is happening to her culture (an ongoing surrender to an immigrating, limiting Islam), because she really loves what Western Culture (via Locke and others) has been. And that passion comes in like a great blazing fireball. She is a real and authentic voice, with ragged edges, authenticity, fire, and conviction. The multiculturalists, pacifists, Islamists and others are doing everything they can to shut her up. But it seems that the strength of her fire only grows. The West is so lucky to have a woman like her. We need a thousand such voices, and even more. We need the passionate understanding of how wonderful our own culture is, and how it is worth preserving and fighting for. Read this book with While Europe Slept and you'll get a real education.
Fallaci's The Force of Reason is a raw act of courage. And Fallaci is a great hero of our time. My heartfelt thanks and gratitude to her for the gift of her passion, as rare as diamonds and as precious as gold in a culture becoming as limp as milque toast.
Reiterating the pact made with the arabs in 1973 when the Europeans sold their souls for oil Ms.Fallaci rails against the Muslim takeover of democracy where there is no longer free speech,free press,free thought or freedom of religion except for what is deemed politicaly correct which is islamophilic,anti american and anti christian.
The media is targeted as well for their censorship of all things that might reflect badly upon islam and their hand wringing excuse making sob stories excusing any muslim of any mischief including polygamy,illegal immigration which is in the millions and last falls rioting in France deemed due to unemployment which somehow Hindu's,Buddhists,Atheists,Jews and Christians escape.
This book is a warning not to be taken lightly by Europe indeed the world.
For a Europe who ignored Mein Kampf I expect litle but hope much.
While the tale she tells is backed by the force of reason, it is best described as a rant, chapter after chapter. No matter. It is stimulating, curiously readable in her very unusual style of English, and a page turner. My God! What will she tell us on the page after this one? What we have here are facts and solid reporting by a life-long journalist --- plus unafraid analysis and commentary. Yes. Fascinating.
Like THE RAGE AND THE PRIDE, this new book deals with the Muslim invasion of Europe and its facilitators. It describes a Europe of today such as you have never been told about before. The media and its mentors, peddling multiculturalism and political correctness, marginalize and silence anyone who would speak the truth about the transformation of Europe into "Eurabia." Amplifying the consequence of current events, she paints a detailed historical background such as is never taught in the schools, here in America or in Europe. I read that facet of her work very closely, testing her veracity against my own knowledge of history. That I am familiar with much of what she wrote is only because of my own research for my books on Spain, Sicily and Greece ---- all of which had a Muslim "problem" for centuries. But while I dealt with that background comparatively bloodlessly, she goes for the gut.
Oriana Fallaci describes a civilization committing suicide. Leading the way are what she refers to as the "Triple Alliance": the Left, the Right and the Christian Church.Read more ›
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It is a rare thing for passion to jump right off the pages of a book to touch the heart of the reader. For Oriana Fallaci, it is but second nature. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
An excellent book explaining why Europe and the US should be very suspicious of the huge number of muslim refugees coming from the middle east and North Africa. Read morePublished 4 months ago by John E. Bellotte
Great book that exposes the dangerous ideology of Islam.Published 5 months ago by Kenneth R. Kirkland
An eye-opening book that reveals one of the major threats to the very existence of our Western civilization. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Chris Kostov
Unbelievable history of truth of what is happened in Europe thanks to the socialists, communist one world order. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
I was not aware when I bought this book that it is No. 2 in a 3-part trilogy. “The Rage and the Pride” being No. 1 while No. Read morePublished 10 months ago by VeritasSemper
great book, opens one's eyes to the immensity of the problem of world islamization. basically this is the book of facts written by a journalist of very high caliber and integrity. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Vladimir Gershman
Five stars, absolutely.
Who was Fallaci? La Repubblica condemned her as trashy, impious, sinful and mentally ill. The New York Times presented her as a provocateur. Read more