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Daily Archives: April 8th, 2011

Igniting Sacred Beliefs

  DEAN ERICSON writes: It should be said that Koran burning is not primarily directed at Muslims — it’s directed at liberals. Liberalism, that mutant strain of extremist, fundamentalist liberalism, preached with religious fervor by our liberal priesthood, surging as a tsunami in the 1960s and commanding, “Thou shalt not discriminate!” — that’s for whom […]

Pirenne’s “Mohammed and Charlemagne”

  KRISTOR writes: I strongly second Dean Ericson’s recommendation of Henri Pirenne’s Mohammed and Charlemagne. It is one of the most important books of my intellectual history. I sort books that are successful, books I like, into two categories: those that extend or deepen my understanding, and those that revolutionize it. The former sorts of books […]