Monday, March 28, 2011

The Fight of Our Lives by William Bennett & Seth Leibsohn

Want to know the dirty little secret in the war on terror? Some of us have already surrendered.

Since the dreadful events of 9/11, America has waged an international war on terrorism. But are we prepared to win, or are we practicing surrender? We have foiled dozens of terrorist attacks since then. But while the Fort Dix terrorists were stopped, an Islamist terrorist at Fort Hood unleashed hell on American servicemen. Despite Maj. Nidal Hasan’s shouting “Allahu Akbar” as he pulled the trigger, the official Pentagon report refused to mention Islam or use the word Muslim. And said the army chief of staff, “As horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that's worse.” As William J. Bennett and Seth Leibsohn show, for lack of clarity, conviction, and determination, America is on the verge of declaring preemptive cultural surrender in the war on terror. The Fight of Our Lives will reinvigorate the discussion and embolden those who wish to win the war on terror.

My review:This was a great and interesting book to read. The whole Muslim situation in the US worries and scares me, so I was very interested in this book.

The authors do not make a blanket statement that all Muslims are terrorists, but they do show how the Koran advocates violence and death for non-Muslims.

It is actually a sobering read. The authors show what extents our government goes to in trying to appease the Muslims and whitewash the threat from them, whether it be from radical Islam, or Islam in general.

There is a lot of information here, and it is obvious that they did their research. It shows. I found myself disgusted by the actions taken by even our own president to make the Muslims look good, and how hard he tries to avoid the terrorist label being attached to a Muslim.

This isn't just an expose' on the whitewashing of the Islamic terror threat against the USA. The authors also give ideas how we need to proceed with this threat.

They devote a chapter to the Fort Hood shooting. I learned some new things related to that shooting. How much was overlooked because the shooter was a Muslim and things like that. That chapter alone was enlightening enough to read the book for.

We are indeed at a war with Islam, and our government seems intent on losing that war. This book offers a really sobering look at where we are in this war, and it isn't promising. Yet the book is worthwhile reading and is a good wake-up call. I highly recommend it for anyone interested in this subject.

About the authors:
Dr. William J. Bennett is one of America’s most important, influential, and respected voices on cultural, political, and educational issues. A Brooklyn native, Bill Bennett studied philosophy at Williams College (B.A.) and the University of Texas (Ph.D.) and earned a law degree from Harvard. Host of the top-ten nationally syndicated radio show Bill Bennett’s Morning in America, he is also the Washington Fellow of the Claremont Institute. Former chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities (1981-1985), and Secretary of Education (1985-1988), and first director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (1989-1990), Bennett is a regular contributor to CNN and has contributed to America’s leading newspapers, magazines, and television shows. He is the author and editor of seventeen books, two of which—The Book of Virtues and The Children’s Book of Virtues—rank among the most successful of the past decade. He, his wife Elayne, and their two sons, John and Joseph, live in Maryland.

Seth Leibsohn is a Fellow with the Claremont Institute; a frequent commentator and writer on both domestic and foreign policy issues; and a managing partner of Leibsohn and Associates, a Washington, DC-based consulting firm.

The Fight of Our Lives is available from Thomas Nelson Publishers.

Thanks to Thomas Nelson for the review copy.