Why We Fight

Why We Fight

Moral Clarity and the War on Terrorism

eBook - 2002
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Baker & Taylor
Examines how the events of September 11 unified most Americans and analyzes how a small number of intellectuals, writers, members of the media, and academics questioned the U.S. response to the attacks and America's own culpability.

Perseus Publishing
The events of September 11, 2001, were an unforgettable tragedy, but they also revealed that the spirit of America is strong and undiminished. Not since the shocking attack on Pearl Harbor has the nation pulled together with such unity and purpose, resolving to endure whatever hardships may be necessary to win the war on terror. We were united in the defense of and belief in our country. It truly brought out the best in our national character. In clear, compelling, straightforward language, William Bennett takes up and refutes the many myths and misconceptions about America’s character and role in world affairs that have become fashionable among our nation’s elites. The morning of September 12 dawned with a stunning moral clarity that has guided the actions of many Americans, both her leaders and her citizens. Bennett seeks to preserve that clarity in order to ensure that our national resolve does not falter in this difficult and necessary war.
Praise for Why We Fight

“In this short but extremely valuable book, the distinguished former Secretary of Education . . . brings his customary lucidity and polemical firepower.” —Commentary

“Provocative . . . Bennett expresses a justified skepticism about claims that political violence is alien to the spirit of Islam and draws attention to the vicious anti-Americanism and anti-Semitism disseminated by the state-sanctioned media in many ‘moderate’ Arab countries.”
New York Times

“An excellent defense of patriotism . . . Read it. Why We Fight is. . . dynamic, knowledgeable and charismatic. . . . [Bennett] is eloquent and persuasive.” —Houston Chronicle

“Mr. Bennett dissects with precision what the novelist Cheryl Benard has called ‘academic masochism in America’ . . . [and] is able to show how the professors and journalists who uttered [anti-American comments] could arrive at such judgments.” —Wall Street Journal

Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Regnery Pub. ; Lanham, Md. : Distributed to the trade by National Book Network, 2002
ISBN: 9781596983076
Characteristics: 1 online resource (197 pages)


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