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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Dear pacifists, (but given your belligerancy and bellicosity, I should use your term
«war-mongers»), what do you mean when you speak of peace? A Utopian world
where people love each other the way Jesus preached though Jesus was not ...
I mean through the tribunals where, like your magistrates, our magistrates acquit
terrorists as easily as they acquit pedophiles. And finally it scatters through the
intimidation of good people in good faith. I mean the people who out of ignorance
Because in my view Revolution does not necessarily mean the Taking of the
Bastille or the Taking of the Winter Palace. And certainly it does not mean
guillotines, execution-squads, blood in the streets. In my view Revolution means
to say ...
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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