Monday, August 14, 2006

Walter Laqueur reviews Michael Gove's Celsius 7/7

The great scholar on terrorism, Walter Laqueur, reviews Michael Gove's Celsius 7/7: How the West's policy of appeasement has provoked yet more fundamentalist terror, in the August 11, 2006 Times Literary Supplement. Here's the TLS homepage; the review isn't in the public section (or anywhere else). However, Laqueur likes the book quite a lot, and it looks worth reading, even if it is very focused on British policy. After all, as the events of the last few days have shown, Britain is at the very center of Islamofacist organizing.

Also, in the same August 11 issue, Richard Horton gives a very thoughtful review of Amartya Sen's justly celebrated Identity and Violence: The Illusion of Destiny.

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