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Why the West is best : a Muslim apostate's defense of liberal democracy

Author: Ibn Warraq.
Publisher: New York : Encounter Books, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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Proposes to examine the implementation of Islamic law - the Sharia - and its potential and actual threat to democratic principles. This book defines and defends Western values, strengths and freedoms  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ibn Warraq.
ISBN: 9781594035760 1594035768
OCLC Number: 701019558
Description: 286 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
Prologue: the superiority of western values in eight minutes --
New York, New York, or life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness --
What is the West? Greece, Rome and Jerusalem. why the west? the reasons for its success --
Drugs, sex, and rock 'n' roll, or the myth of eastern spirituality and western materialism --
Slavery, racism, imperialism, and abolition --
Self-criticism, irony, objective knowledge and science --
Two freedoms --
Conclusion: how to defend western civilization.
Responsibility: Ibn Warraq.

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