Sadly, I failed miserably this week to crank out a brief review or two. Nevertheless, I’m confident you’ll start seeing some new posts before you know it. But until then, here’s yet another preview post to tide you over.
How Democracies Die by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt – Everywhere one looks, from Eastern Europe to Latin America to these United States democracy looks besieged. Here’s how it happened and what we can do to reverse the trend.
Devil’s Game: How the United States Helped Unleash Fundamentalist Islam by Robert Dreyfuss – Remember, it wasn’t that long ago left-leaning, secularist ideologies like Communism, Pan-Arabism and Palestinian nationalism were the rage throughout the Arab and Muslim world and threatened to overthrow the status quo. In response the United States and, to a lesser degree Great Britain turned to Islamist groups or Islamic-oriented regimes like Saudi Arabia and Pakistan to stem their rising tides.
The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam by Douglas Murray – The second of my 20 Books of Summer. This one might have been a slight disappointment, but first let me reflect upon Murray’s words before I make my final pronouncement.