Debating The War Of Ideas

Debating The War Of Ideas

Debating the War of Ideas

The War of Ideas is about the fundamental principles of human society. It is a global war: the foes have resorted to arms to protect and promote their worldview. This book brings together some of the most important voices from different partisan, theoretical and religious perspectives to argue and forecast the next phase in the War of Ideas.


"This book is a major contribution to our understanding of what is at stake in current conflicts between the West and Islamist extremism. From a variety of viewpoints - many of them controversial - the contributors to this volume display in equal measure the barriers to, and possibilities for, dialogue. This important book assists us in evaluating where we have been and where we are going." - Jean Bethke Elshtain, author of Sovereignty: God, State and Self (her Gifford Lectures, 2008)

"Debating the War of Ideas is a welcome contribution to the raging debate in this country and overseas about the rise of religion as a policy driver in the behavior of states and non-state actors.The book brings together for the first time a collection of essays spanning the entire ideological spectrum among...

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