Monday, March 14, 2011

The Fight of Our Lives by William J. Bennett and Seth Leibsohn

The Fight of Our Lives: Knowing the Enemy, Speaking the Truth & Choosing to Win the War Against Radical Islam  by William J. Bennett and Seth Leibsohn,  "is a cultural call to arms addressing our politicians, our citizens, our academies, our think tanks and schools.... We focus on a notion too little heard these days: that there is a war, it is serious, and it can- quite simpmy- end us..... Our focus is the nature of the threat we face and the nature of the response we do not currently possess.  It is a focus more on us than our enemy." (page xv- introduction) and furthermore, "There is no such thing as a safe place from Islamic terror, not aborad, and not anywhere in America" page 2.   Ironically, in light of the terroristic attack of 9/11, America has become complascent and ineffective- and in contrast to previous wars in American and world history, political leadershipand effectiveness have weakened and crumbled.  America is vulnerable - in terms of its military strength and moral resolve.
This book cites several examples of our nation's ineffectiveness and tolerance with the extremist Islamic threat, for example, Fort Hood.  As a nation we have not followed through on terrosrist threats.  Our culture of acceptance simply does not recognize the threat and therfore responds in a passive, dismissive way.  The initial resove of our nation which was onbious after 9/11 has dissapated, resulting in "moral confusion". page 19 This book is a great resource for anyone interested in political events, and more specifically, about American policy in regards to terrorist threats.  It provides an explanation of the ineffectiveness and passivness we see in society today. As a blogger for booksneeze, I recieved a copy of this book for the purpose of writing this review.  The opinions expressed are my own.

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