Saturday, March 26, 2011
Review~ The Fight of Our Lives
The Fight of Our Lives
Knowing the Enemy, Speaking the Truth, and Choosing to Win the War Against Radical Islam
By William Bennett with Seth Leibsohn
Published by Thomas Nelson
Want to know the dirty little secret in the war on terror? Some of us have already surrendered.
Since the dreadful events of 9/11, America has waged an international war on terrorism. But are we prepared to win, or are we practicing surrender? We have foiled dozens of terrorist attacks since then. But while the Fort Dix terrorists were stopped, an Islamist terrorist at Fort Hood unleashed hell on American servicemen. Despite Maj. Nidal Hasan’s shouting “Allahu Akbar” as he pulled the trigger, the official Pentagon report refused to mention Islam or use the word Muslim. And said the army chief of staff, “As horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that's worse.” As William J. Bennett and Seth Leibsohn show, for lack of clarity, conviction, and determination, America is on the verge of declaring preemptive cultural surrender in the war on terror. The Fight of Our Lives will reinvigorate the discussion and embolden those who wish to win the war on terror.
Review~ This book was very interesting! I dont usually read political science books but this one sounded interesting. This book is a awake up call for those who think we are safe and secure in our nation. The book sounds a wakeup call alerting America to the danger in our midst. The authors weave three primary goals throughout the book. The first is to be clear about whom they describe is our enemy. Using current events, quotes from journalists, politicians, and military leaders, the authors describe the nature and goals of radical Islam. The second goal is to generate some anger. Not rage or violence, but rather an anger that forces a certain clarity. Their third goal is to call people to rediscover their American heritage. By regaining these three things, the authors believe we can win this war.
I would like to thank Book Sneeze, a division of Thomas Nelson for giving me a complementary copy of this book to read and write this review.