In The Force of Reason (translated from Italian) Fallaci takes aim at the many attacks and death threats she received after the publication of The Rage and the Pride (her powerful post-September 11 manifesto). 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.
This book is for readers who are concerned about the rise of Islam and its demands for special treatment in Western host societies, while largely refusing to adapt to them, or to grant the same rights and privileges to minorities in Muslim-majority countries. And for those concerned about the rootless relativists, extreme multiculturalists and bureaucrats who find nothing particularly worth in Western culture to preserve, and who condemn as 'racist' anyone who questions the practice of too easily opening immigration doors to those who openly advocate the destruction of their host societies.
About the Author: As a war correspondent Oriana Fallaci (who died in 2006) has covered the great majority of our era's conflicts: from Vietnam to the Middle East; from the 1965 Hungarian insurrection to the 1970s Latin American upheavals; and from the 1968 massacre in Mexico City, where she was seriously wounded, to the Gulf War. Her books, which include popular novels, have been translated into twenty-one languages.
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