Bringing the war back home

Members of the National Book Critics Circle are riled up about Bruce Bauwer's nominated book, While Europe Slept: How Radical Islam is Destroying the West from Within. Eliot Weinberger's denunciation of the book as racist when announcing it as a finalist for the best criticism award triggered the argument.

I haven't commented for the simple reason that I haven't read it. Taking a sabbatical from Iraq War-terrorism-Islam books for awhile. Read about a dozen in the past two years.

February 8, 2007 8:57 AM |



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