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Making its points with all the subtlety of a pit bull on steroids, An End to Evil is smug, shrill and deliberately provocative. — Michiko Kakutani
|2||End of the Beginning||11|
|3||The New Axis||41|
|4||The War at Home||61|
|5||The War Abroad||97|
|6||The War of Ideas||147|
|7||Organizing for Victory||193|
|8||Friends and Foes||235|
|9||A War for Liberty||275|
Posted March 8, 2005
This book is written for the people who fall into 'Israel first, America distant second' category. It only promotes ultra right-wing fanaticism and racist zionist agenda. Nothing in this book is good for America or the Christians.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 18, 2004
Advocating preemptive military strikes is both morally wrong and irresponsibly dangerous foreign policy. What if China just decided that the US was planning to attack them? Don't limit this idea to China either, any country could use our foolish unilateral approach to the war in Iraq as precedent for a strike against us. Despite the boorish fratboy threats of our current puppet figurehead, violence truly does not scare terrorists, it inspires them. Each Arab death that our military is involved in creates more hatred and enmity. Those who lost a brother, father, son, whatever, they hate us now. It may not be rational, but it's human emotion, instinct. Violence against Arabs will never end terrorism, just create more. How the hell do you expect to intimidate peole who are ready to die for their cause? Armed conflict between residents of the middle east and westerners has been going on since at least the crusades, and it shows no signs of yielding just because we kill a few more Arabs. It is unfortunate that people suffer in these countries, but we are not in a position to eliminate the suffering. Take a look at Iraq now, Saddam is gone, but suffering persists. Bush claims Americans are safer because of his policies, but Americans in the Middle East clearly are in greater danger. Americans at home, hell, I'm more worried about being killed by another American or a corporation than terrorists.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 7, 2004
These two men are dead set on the target at the end of a long tunnel:The muslims. they know that if you can't conquer them, you nuetralize them with Democracy. They won't admit it, but it's all in the book. Read carefully. They are adept at getting other nations to fight their wars. This is not their first book on this subject. their next target nation is......Iran maybe, Syria. eventually the whole middle east. Can never happen you say, visit the web site of the Weekly Standard, and stay tuned.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 21, 2004
If you feel like you've missed the last 20 years and don't really understand what is going on in this war on terror, this book lays it all out very clearly. It is written so that the non-intellectual can read it easily. It is a compeling and interesting read, although terribly frightening at times.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 24, 2004
Posted January 12, 2004
Frum's and Perle's book is a refreshingly frank description of the problem of terror and their recommendations for strategies that would best solve it. Many reviews of the book (including most of those here) are transparently reflections of the reviewers' own revulsion toward strategies that they consider too 'hawkish.' Critics of the book, including many of the reviewers here, unfortunately tend toward ad hominem attacks on the authors rather than offering any facts or reasoning that show Frum and Perle's are wrong. That the strategy espoused in the book offends pacifist sensibilities is no meaningful response or counterargument to it. Frum's and Perle's views and proposed solutions may not all be correct, but their argument is a serious one that deserves consideration and equally serious responses. Or one can choose to let their mind cruise along on the lazy but popular track that holds that if a neo con says it, the opposite must be true.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 9, 2004
Posted January 8, 2004
As anyone who likes current events would know, authors David From and Richard Perle are arch-conservatives and this book comes from that perspective. Whether you agree with them or not, they at least offer a cohesive formula for dealing with terrorism worldwide. Although unlikely to ever be followed, they arguably open the dialogue that must occur to begin to curb this global 'evil'. They leave the question of why to others and address the how. As long as there are people on earth, there will be evil (AND good) and since the beginning of civilization we have wrestled with how to deal with evil. Rather than offer diatribes against this book simply because of the political affiliations of it's authors, it would be well advised to read the book in it's entirety before commenting negatively; then offer either a better solution or show where the authors are wrong. Lock-step political invective that simply says 'anything the other side says is wrong' just because it's 'the other side' is by nature weak and unacceptable rebuttal.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 30, 2003
This poor author never seriously gives credence to the question, 'WHY do these people hate the US?' All he appears able to do is mindlessly claim Liberals and Democrats and those who oppose Bush and his ilk are wrong. Unfortunately for the author, 9-11 happened on BUSH's watch, nobody else's, and for all the author's self-righteous conservative blathering, the program he outlines only asks for more of the same because it exacerbates and doesn't really address cause 1 of the things that are really behind terrorism, among which are the denuding people of their former homeland (Palestinians for example) by Western & American diplomacy, the forcement of people into poverty who then become ready to latch onto any religious or charismatic leader who promises them relief through hating and striking back at those those they conceive have engineered and who support the causes of their grief (the U.S., for example), and an imperialistic self-righteous attitude blind to its own glaring errors that make our country come across as a big international bully, as examples. The real solution is to solve those problems. It takes a broad liberal view that can see the other side of the story to see the real causes and cures and narrow conservative warmongers like this author just don't seem to be capable of that! Even the title of his book indicates his mindless simplisticness!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 1, 2004
Like Mein Kampf, this is terrifying stuff, and something we cannot afford to ignore. Especially given the authors' ties to the Project for the New American Century's report on 'Rebuilding America's Defences,' and how that more or less came true when Iraq was invaded, this view of the future as perpetual conquest would seem like rabid paranoia were the authors not so deadly serious (and literally deadly given the power of their political connections).Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 31, 2003
Richard Perle, millionaire embezzler with illegal financial shenanigans getting him in hot water weekly, and slimy Canadian hack Dvid Frum team up for another crack at crude Goebbelesque propaganda, financed by their insane masters at the American Enterprise Institute and The Project for a New American Century. These rapacious thugs should be in prison, not on the bestseller list. And remember, whatever these kooks say: the complete opposite is the actual truth.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.