William J. Bennett and Seth Leibsohn’s 2011 book was a great read. The Fight of Our Lives deals with the threat of radical Islam to America, and, to be more specific, is written as a wake-up call for those who are simply being tolerant of all that radical Islam presents.
The book’s research is impeccable, and while 186 pages on this one topic may seem to be too much, there have been so many news items over the past few years on this front that the book is relevant and interesting. What continues to amaze me as I study this subject is how many are simply turning a blind eye to the radical nature of Islam.
Bennett and Leibsohn do a remarkable job, in my opinion, of presenting mistakes and concessions made by those both on the political left and the political right. While their focus is on the very recent past, stories and research go back to the awful September day in 2001 when “radical Islam” became such a part of our everyday conversation.
The book’s length is just right to present the case, and the chapters are not of any great length. While the subject matter is, obviously, very serious, this book is quite easy to read. Also, the endnotes provide helpful insight into the breadth of research for the volume. I recommend this book very highly.
I received a free copy of this book from Booksneeze.com in exchange for an honest review.