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Endless War: Middle-Eastern Islam vs. Western Civilization

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  • Posted March 9, 2010

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    'Must Read' Book on Today's Most Dangerous Conflict

    Ralph Peters shows once again why he is today's most insightful strategist on global affairs in his latest "must read" collection representing his best recent columns and articles on today's most vitally important issue - the assault of militant Islam on Western civilization, values and culture. A retired U. S. Army intelligence officer whose globe-trotting has gained him valuable first-hand experience in over 70 countries (including Iraq and Pakistan's troubled Afghan border region), Peters is the author of 25 acclaimed books, a regular columnist in newspapers and magazines, and a popular on-air media strategist. While most contemporary pundits seem to be "lost in the weeds," content to carp about battlefield tactics and troop levels, Peters demonstrates his firm grasp of the Big Picture, the fundamental underlying nature of the struggle between militant Islam and the West that began fourteen centuries ago and still rages. Endless War's superb collection of essays, articles and columns - each one carefully selected by the author - represents a priceless primer on the 21st century's defining conflict. Peters' superbly argued introductory essay, "History and Hysteria" -- a plea for the importance of reading and understanding history - is alone worth the price of the book. The author's well-known provocative, hard-hitting, "tell-it-like-it-is" prose style has never been more compelling and revelatory. Endless War should be read by America's political and military decision-makers and by the public at large - before it's too late.

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  • Posted March 27, 2010

    Another Excellent Work!

    Once again, Ralph Peters has provided a superior compilation of his excellent essays. Mr. Peters sees the world as it really is instead of how we would like it to be. He notes that Islam and the West have been struggling for centuries. You will not find polical correctness in this book. His writing style is never bland or boring and he calls out those who are politically correct or hopelessly naive.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 20, 2012

    Getting real

    Anyone serious about national security needs to read this collection of essays (most written between 2007 and 2009), analyzing our feckless U.S. foreign and military policies, which steadily have progressed downhill since these pieces were written. The attitudes of our political leadership and media, fed by our declining educational emphasis on what America is all about, have rested on comfortable but unfounded platitudes that are costing us dearly and that severely threaten our freedoms. Ralph Peters is a retired Army intelligence officer with world-wide experience among the unwashed masses that passionately hate America for reasons that make no sense to us, and therefore cause our policy makers to make serial unrealistic misjudgments of cause and effect. It’s high time for our educators, politicians, and media to get real.

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