there's no more valuable reading to recommend at this point in american history than the words of the enemies of western civilization. to the extent that these words ever get a fair public hearing, they provide an invaluable window onto western civility in decline from the perspective of those on the outside who have been mortally alienated -- indeed, the opportunity is identical to examining the mind of a contemporary attila.
that is why i eagerly anticipate the forthcoming compilation of the words of osama bin laden. while the translation is cause for due caution
, randy hamud's book will be riveting both as an revelation upon the nature of the west's conflict with the east
and as a firsthand account at the birth of what may be a new islamic chivalry