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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:   eBook : Document : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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We, in the West in general, and the United States in particular, have witnessed over the last twenty years a slow erosion of our civilizational self-confidence. Under the influence of intellectuals and academics in Western universities, intellectuals such as Gore Vidal, Susan Sontag, Edward Said, and Noam Chomsky, and destructive intellectual fashions such as post-modernism, moral relativism, and mulitculturalism,  Read more...
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Ibn Warraq.
Why the West is best.
New York : Encounter Books, 2011
(DLC) 2011025537
(OCoLC)701019558
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ibn Warraq.
ISBN: 9781594035777 1594035776
OCLC Number: 769344219
Description: 1 online resource (286 pages)
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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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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