Sunday, August 19, 2007

Burkean Reflections: Suicide of Reason? Radical Islam and the West

Dr. Donald Douglas blogs:

I picked up a copy of Lee Harris' new book yesterday, The Suicide of Reason: Radical Islam's Threat to the West. I've just read the preface thus far, but I thought I'd share a blurb from the book jacket with readers. This is what
John McWhorter had to say about the volume:

Once again Lee Harris throws cold water on thinking Americans' tendency to view Islamist terrorists as noble freedom fighters in the vein of black Americans during the civil rights movement or East Timorese throwing off the Indonesian yoke. Harris understands that we are faced with an ememy who seeks not reasoned negotiation but the destruction of the Western way of life, and that holding to self-critical, multi-culti pieties during this crisis will spell self-sabotage.
Read the full post here.

Dr. Douglas praises Harris as an author who refuses to buy into the anti-American rhetoric of the radical left, and who refuses to let his readers do the same. I steadfastly agree. Harris' work should be on a short list for those of us in the real world.