Terror And Liberalism by Paul BermanTerror And Liberalism by Paul Berman

Terror And Liberalism

byPaul Berman

Paperback | May 11, 2004

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One of our most brilliant public intellectuals, Paul Berman has spent his career writing on revolutionary movements and their totalitarian aspects. Here he argues that, in the terror war, we are not facing a battle of the West against Islam—a clash of civilizations. We are facing, instead, the same battle that tore apart Europe during most of the twentieth century, only in a new version. It is the clash of liberalism and its enemies—the battle between freedom and totalitarianism that arose in Europe many years ago and spread to the Muslim world.

The author considers the wars against fascism and communism from the past, and draws cautionary lessons. But he also draws from those past experiences a liberal program for the present—a program that departs in fundamental respects from the policies of the Bush administration.
Paul Berman writes about politics and literature for The New Republic, the New York Times Book Review, and other magazines. His books have been translated into thirteen languages. He lives in New York City.
Title:Terror And LiberalismFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.61 inPublished:May 11, 2004Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0393325555

ISBN - 13:9780393325553


Editorial Reviews

Breaks its bounds....As a thinker [and] as a writer, Berman begins to cast a spell. — BookforumBrilliant, stirring. — Dallas Morning NewsFull of good, smart moments. — Kirkus ReviewsAn accomplished intellectual history....This book has insights for everyone across the political spectrum who seeks a better understanding of the present danger. — National ReviewOne of the most challenging accounts of the post-9/11 world. — New York TimesBerman makes a compelling case. — New York Times Book ReviewA compelling [and] powerful book. — Newsletter of the Social Democrats USABerman connects the dots of world fascism...Policymakers everywhere should bone up on his discoveries and take heed. — Philadelphia InquirerBerman is one of the most elegant and provacative thinkers to emerge from America's New Left. — SalonAn achievement...practical, yet analytical. — The NationThere is much to admire in Berman's book....[a] valuable contribution. — The New York ReviewA damning indictment of bad leftism...a smart [and] honest book that should be read. — The Weekly StandardAn engaging, delusion-busting history primer. — Village VoiceWonderfully rich and illuminating. — Wall Street JournalBerman's book is penetrating, insightful, honest, erudite...it is always intense. — Washington MonthlyForceful and persuasive. — Washington Post Book World