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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According to him, the two continents where «Muslim women and elderly people
and children are victims of continuous physical and verbal attacks and abuses
coming from the non-Muslims. So they continuously live in terror». On these «at-
At the same time I see in it the surmounting of a God invented by men out of
solitude, out of impotence, of despair, of weakness and of fear to live and to die.
In short, the dimming of the abstract and omnipotent and pitiless Gods that almost
The shop of the bullies who sell it rolled up in the paper of false revolutions. The
shop of the impostors who play the valiant only when they risk nothing. The shop
of the nullities who live on the ambiguities and the misinterpretations of equality.
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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