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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (256 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Paul Berman Narrator: Scott Bric Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A manifesto for an aggressive liberal response to terrorist attacks.

One of our most brilliant public intellectuals, Paul Berman has spent his career writing on revolutionary movements and their totalitarian aspects. Here he argues that, in the terror war, we are not facing a battle of the West against Islam—a clash of civilizations. We are facing, instead, the same battle that tore apart Europe during most of the twentieth century, only in a new version. It is the clash of liberalism and its enemies—the battle between freedom and totalitarianism that arose in Europe many years ago and spread to the Muslim world.

The author considers the wars against fascism and communism from the past, and draws cautionary lessons. But he also draws from those past experiences a liberal program for the present—a program that departs in fundamental respects from the policies of the Bush administration.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Jrobertus | 1/16/2014

    " a scholarly analysis of liberalism (western, scientific, capitalistic and individualistic) confronting 20th century totalitarianism. pertinent after 9/11, but i think he has an axe to grind about judaism. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by brian | 11/5/2013

    " there is probably no better -- and less recognized -- writer regarding the state of the world than paul berman. this book should really be required reading for all americans. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Andrew | 10/7/2013

    " Outstanding discussion of how modern-day Islamist terrorists are similar to earlier Fascists and Communists in their rejection of liberal values of multiculturalism, democracy, and individualism. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Catherine Fitzpatrick | 9/6/2013

    " Best book of the era. "

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