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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The Catholic Church also knows very well that, without the crucifix, Charles
Mattel's French army would have never beaten the Moors at Poitiers. Without the
crucifix, Isabella of Castile and Ferdinand of Aragon would have never retaken ...
se find some room for this unfortunate Muslim who loves the scent of Italy and
has never kissed a girl? Better: could you please let him marry one of your
daughters? Better: could you please grant him the right to vote at once? Better
still: could ...
purifies itself, never becomes clean, never flows toward the sea and reaches the
sea. In fact the pond pollutes easily, and even as a watering pool for cattle is
worthless. It poisons, it kills. The pond does not love Life. It loves Death. Which is
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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