Tag Archives: Islam

Book Review: The Tragedy Of The Templars

The Tragedy Of The Templars:  The Rise And Fall Of The Crusader States, by Michael Haag Historians often face a conundrum when it comes to providing context for their books.  On the one hand, with too little context the historian … Continue reading

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Book Review: Destiny Disrupted

Destiny Disrupted:  A History Of The World Through Islamic Eyes, by Tamim Ansary The author of this book is a well-connected Afghan historian and the book itself is a rather interesting perspective of the world told from the point of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Caliphate: The History Of An Idea

Caliphate:  The History Of An Idea, by Hugh Kennedy In this day and age where it has become a romantic ideal among at least some Muslims to revive the idea of the Caliphate, this book is a timely and important … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Crisis Of Islamic Civilization

The Crisis Of Islamic Civilization, by Ali A. Allawi This book has a quite interesting focus, and that is the way that Islamic society has faced and largely failed to deal with the crisis of modernity.  Whether one looks at … Continue reading

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Book Review: Thieves Of State

Thieves Of State:  Why Corruption Threatens Global Security, by Sarah Chayes In a more perfect world, it would not be necessary to justify anti-corruption efforts based on their threats to security.  One would simply be able to point out that … Continue reading

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Faults Of Laws And Faults Of People

Earlier today I was looking at some of the outbound links on my blog and I saw that there had been a link to a website that deals with the portrayals of Muslims and the fear and violence that is often … Continue reading

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Book Review: The New Vichy Syndrome

The New Vichy Syndrome:  Why European Intellectuals Surrender To Barbarism, by Timothy Dalrymple I found this book to be deeply interesting and thought-provoking, as it is written from the point of view of someone who understands history and politics and … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Third Jihad

The Third Jihad:  Overcoming Radical Islam’s Plan For The West, by Michael Youssef [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Tyndale Blog Tours.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] From time to time I read books relating … Continue reading

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Book Review: Islam: The Religion And The People

Islam:  The Religion And The People, by Bernard Lewis and Buntzie Ellis Churchill This book is a somewhat striking and unusual one in that it attempts to present an authoritative and somewhat favorable view of Islam and its adherents to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Islam And The West

Islam And The West, by Bernard Lewis It is rare when one reads a book like this one that contains some genuinely fierce discussion about the issue of research.  To what extent can outsiders speak knowledgeably about groups?  I happen … Continue reading

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