A few days ago we all took time out of our lives to remember the 10th anniversary of that tragic day, September 11, 2001. After that moment we as Americans were changed forever and raged a war against terror. I was recently offered the opportunity to review the book, The Fight of Our Lives, Knowing the Enemy, Speaking the Truth, and Choosing to Win the War Against Radical Islam. This book, by William Bennett with Seth Leibsohn was thought provoking read let me tell you. This is stuffed full of information so I had to force myself to read and finish it. It was not because the book was poorly written or hard to read, but the topic was just so scary to me.
I hate to waste my time on evil and their ideals, but with terrorism it is just not a good idea to stick your head in the sand box and wait for the black cloud to pass. We really need to know our enemy here, and know what they expect of us so we know what we may expect of them. We were really surprised as a people when they attacked us on 9/11, but after reading this book you may think we should not have been.
I also wonder why we are not doing more. The book is so controversial and the world we live in is so stuck on being P.C. you can understand why we are not doing more. Once you read the book you will take all of the facts it offers and be able to form a better opinion. We are really hidden from true facts with our media and it is good to understand what we are up against.
Some may think that it is not P.C. to read this book and it would offend Muslims but I don’t think a true and good person would be offended because this book is about the Radicals and their ideals. I would not normally read this book but I like to stretch outside my little safe zone sometimes and read something new.
I cannot say you will enjoy this book because it is not that kind of book, but you may find yourself reading it more than once. I know I did. There is a crisis in our country and across the globe. The book wants you to be clear about our enemy and understand the current events and what our leaders are saying. I think that the book also forces some clearer understanding and makes the reader more informed to fight against such an enemy. Lastly it really does the same thing that happened immediately after the events of 9/11, your pride and patriotism is brought forth, because we have such a deep love of our country we don’t ever want to lose that. If we continue on this crazy do nothing P.C. path we just might.
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I received this book free from the publisher through the Booksneeze Blogger Review Program. All the opinions however are entirely mine. I was not required to write a positive review.