Tag Archives: Islam

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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Book Review: The End Of Modern History In The Middle East

The End Of Modern History In The Middle East, by Bernard Lewis The author considers himself both conservative and pessimist, at least as far as human development in the Middle East is concerned, and I find that I cannot fault … Continue reading

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