By Elaine Donnelly
Extending sexual misconduct to combat units
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Few can manage to write a memoir when they are as close to achieving the century mark as Bernard Lewis, who was born in London in 1916 and has made his home in this country for nearly 40 years. Still fewer, whatever their age, could produce a book as witty, erudite and humorous as this engaging autobiography, which, alongside these lighter characteristics, is also packed with learning and wisdom.
Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders has strong views on Islam and its growing influence in the West. In "Marked for Death," he has penned a powerful book about his political odyssey in the Netherlands, where his Party for Freedom is the third-largest. His book places his personal saga in the context of broader events involving the political ideology of Islam.
Armenian-American special-interest groups recently launched a campaign, led by Rep. Adam B. Schiff, California Democrat, and Rep. Robert J. Dold Jr., Illinois Republican, to pressure Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton into retracting her statement on the recent French legislative bill criminalizing denial of the "Armenian genocide."
At a time when mixed mes- sages come from the administration about foreign affairs in general and the war declared on us 13 years ago by Osama bin Laden and his confederates in particular, this book supplies a bracing dose of clarity.
With the outcome of the various uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East unknown at this time, there are some troubling developments. The intellectuals and liberal media are promoting the thesis that these revolts appear to be primarily secular in nature - but are they? It has been grudgingly acknowledged that al Qaeda and other Islamic extremists, including the Muslim Brotherhood (MB), are involved in the uprisings.