The Force of Reason

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Random House Incorporated, 2006 - Philosophy - 307 pages
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Oriana Fallaci is back with her much-anticipated follow up to The Rage and the Pride, her powerful post-September 11 manifesto. The genesis for The Force of Reason was a postscript entitled Due Anni Dopo (Two Years Later), which was intended as a brief appendix to the thirtieth edition of The Rage and the Pride (2002). Once Ms. Fallaci completed the postscript, she chose to expand it into a book, a continuation of her ideas set in motion in The Rage and the Pride.In The Force of Reason Fallaci takes aim at the many attacks and death threats she received after the publication of The Rage and the Pride. Ms. Fallaci begins by identifying herself with one Master Cecco, the author of a heretical book who was burnt at the stake during the Inquisition seven centuries ago on account of his beliefs, and proceeds with a rigorous analysis of the burning of Troy and the creation of a Europe that, to her judgment, is no longer her familiar homeland but rather a place best called Eurabia, a soon-to-be colony of Islam (with Italy as its stronghold). Ms. Fallaci explores her ideas in historical, philosophical, moral, and political terms, courageously addressing taboo topics with sharp logic.

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User Review  - Peter - Goodreads

Fallaci is out and proud. She is proud of the Western political and intellectual tradition that is under assault in Europe by Leftists, anti-Western, pro-Islamic forces that increasingly govern Europe ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tariq Mahmood - Goodreads

There is a major problem when journalist turn into scholars. How do you not care about potential opprobrium having spent most of your career in the super ambitious world of journalism? As proof ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
9
Section 3
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About the author (2006)

As a war correspondent Oriana Fallaci has covered the great majority of our era's conflicts: from Vietnam to the Middle East; from the 1965 Hungarian insurrection to the 1970s Latin American upheavals; and from the 1968 massacre in Mexico City, where she was seriously wounded, to the Gulf War. Her books, which include popular novels, have been translated into twenty-one languages.

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