Sunday, April 17, 2005

Terror and Liberals

The main point of this blog...although I'm going to be all over the place, is to point out the troubling inability of the American and European left to face up the rise of fascism with an Islamic face. If mass graves in Iraq and bombs going off from Madrid to Thailand doesn't indicate there is more going on than the simplistic struggle between greed and the reaction to it, enumerated so artfully by Noam Chomsky and his ilk, I don't know what does. The foremost spokesman and intellectual aside from Christopher Hitchens and Thomas Friedman, is Paul Berman, whose work "Terror and Liberalism" is, in my opinion, one of the more important books to be written on the subject of terrorism. Here's a brief article from him: a piece on the latest refurbishment of the myth of Che Guevara but most important is the slate dialogue found here;


Blogger Soft Skull Press said...

Given the above, I thought you might be interested to hear that we are publishing a new book of Paul’s called Power and the Idealists. You can download a sample chapter at:

It officially publishes Sept 28th, though books should be available in stores and online beginning in a couple of weeks.

All the best,
Richard Nash

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