Friday, November 9, 2007
D. Pipes & Vanquishing Foes
A polarizing figure, Daniel Pipes gives a fine diagnostic of the foe. He sees terrorism as a "tactic", not an enemy, those who have hot-wired Islam for justification of violence a new, proliferating movement within Islam, and a close affinity between this reading of Islam and the totalitarianisms of fascism and communism. This video is a necessity, in my opinion. For those with a Girardian understanding, it will provide much grist for the mill. The second video is weaker as a normative/imperative presentation, but should be watched and assessed, nonetheless.