Monday, March 21, 2011

The Fight of Our Lives by Dr. William J. Bennett and Seth Leibsohn

In The Fight of Our Lives, Bennett and Leibsohn analyze the slow progression and acceptance of the Islamic faith into that of mainstream America and the Western world.  Through a Conservative lens, the authors look at why unless Islam goes through a sort of reformation it well never truly be compatible with the “American” paradigm and that we need to be cognizant of the fact.  Above all, the authors intend to make sure the reader does not become apathetic to the inherent dangers of allowing a religion whose whole point is to convert and impose its laws on others to have unchecked influence and sway.

The Fight of Our Lives did a good job of explaining how events in recent decades have directly contributed to current world events.  The line of evidence and rationale is well established, as is always with Dr. Bennett.  The authors’ passion to ensure that America remains sovereign and that Islam in its current form will not be compatible with America is impossible to overlook; they do not dance around the issues.  At times though, I did feel like this book read like a Michael Moore book, if he were trying to incite Liberals.  In checking some of the end-notes, it becomes apparent that the authors put a spin on some of the citations so they read in a manner that taken out of context is different than how they were used originally. 
In short, I would recommend this book to anyone interested in the history of the Muslim/American conflict.  Rhetoric aside, this book challenges the reader to decide where they stand on the issue and to understand why it should matter to them.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com <http://BookSneeze®.com> book review bloggers program. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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