The Force of Reason
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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Their most coveted prey has always been Europe, the Christian world, and shall
we run a rapid eye over the History that Mr. Doudou would like to control or rather
cancel? * * * It was in 635 AD, that is three years after Mohammed's death, that ...
ceful coexistence that marked the relationships between the conquered and the
conquerors» should reread the stories of the burned convents and monasteries,
of the profaned churches, of the raped nuns, of the Christian or Jewish women ...
Nevertheless, I repeat, I am a Christian. I am even though I reject various
Christian precepts. Such as the matter of turning the other cheek, of forgiving. (An
error which encourages wickedness and that I never commit). Notwithstanding
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ashergabbay - LibraryThing
How symbolic is it that Oriana Fallaci, Italian journalist and author, passed away on the same week that Pope Benedict made his remarks about Islam, sparking the fury of Muslims worldwide and forcing ... Read full review
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Spectacularly written. This book is a must read for all those confused by why western civilization is the target of Islam. This book exposes not radical islam but true islam. Read full review