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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Buildings for which there was an immediate urgency because, Abdul Qadir
Etcetera explained, in Italy the Muslims reached already the number of one
million two hundred thousand. At least thirty thousand were in the nearby Turin,
and every ...
In Turkey and in Egypt and in Morocco, for instance, men wear the fez. In Saudi
Arabia and in Jordan and in Palestine etcetera, the keffiah. The turban is not a
symbol of Islam. If you had done your homework you would have discovered that,
It didn't have the poetry of «I-breathe-the-scent- of-Italy» etcetera. As an argument
and as a request to be forgiven for the sins of his forefathers, it also seemed very
weak. But chacun dit ce qu'il peut, everyone says what he can, Cavour used to ...
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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