Are we sure Islamic jihad can be resisted by reliance on Western secular values alone?
In an insightful essay exploring the incipient alliance between Western radicalism and Islamic jihad, the socialist author Paul Berman suggests that in Sayyid Qutb’s writings about social justice he was inspired by the “Universal Declaration of Human Rights.” He stopped short, however, of incorporating the Marxist idea of class conflict into his doctrines. But a [...]
Last week, Newsweek published yet another liberal opinion piece: Superficially but falsely even-handed, optimistic, pro-Arab and Muslim culture, pro-Judeo-Christian Western culture—safely middle-of-the-road. So “middle” that the reader does not really know what road she is on or where she is going. The journalist, Christopher Dickey, is writing about the new winner of the Miss America contest, [...]