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Provocative and essential reading for those who would understand the religious convictions and passions that fuel Islamic jihadism—and what is needed to confront it
A bracing manifesto that urges all Americans—those who would lead the United States and those who will elect those leaders—to recognize and confront the religious convictions and passions that fuel Islamic jihadism, to understand—to really understand—its theological sources and ideological roots, and to take its global vision of the human future with the seriousness this challenge requires. Faith, Reason, and the War Against Jihadism offers fifteen bold prescriptions for meeting the threat of jihadist terrorism. Weigel sounds a clarion call for the reform of U.S. foreign and military policy in light of the lessons America should have learned from 9/11, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the grave threat of a nuclear-armed Iran. On the far side of the dangers of global jihadism, George Weigel argues, is the brighter prospect of a world capable of genuine pluralism: a world in which freedom, while never free, is not in retreat, but is poised once again at the cutting edge of history, and is the foundation of peaceful society. Provocative and essential reading for the 2008 election season, Faith, Reason, and the War Against Jihadism is a sobering analysis of the perilous years ahead.