The Closing of the Muslim Mind: How Intellectual Suicide Created the Modern Islamist Crisis / Digital original - eBook
The Closing of the Muslim Mind: How Intellectual Suicide Created the Modern Islamist Crisis / Digital original - eBook  -     By: Robert R. Reilly
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The Closing of the Muslim Mind: How Intellectual Suicide Created the Modern Islamist Crisis / Digital original - eBook

Intercollegiate Studies Institute / 2014 / ePub

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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Intercollegiate Studies Institute
Publication Date: 2014
ISBN: 9781497620735
ISBN-13: 9781497620735

Publisher's Description

The book you must read to understand the Islamist crisis—and the threat to us all


Robert R. Reilly’s eye-opening book masterfully explains the frightening behavior coming out of the Islamic world. Terrorism, he shows, is only one manifestation of the spiritual pathology of Islamism.

Reilly uncovers the root of our contemporary crisis: a pivotal struggle waged within the Muslim world nearly a millennium ago. In a heated battle over the role of reason, the side of irrationality won. The deformed theology that resulted, Reilly reveals, produced the spiritual pathology of Islamism, and a deeply dysfunctional culture.

The Closing of the Muslim Mind solves such puzzles as:

· Why the Arab world stands near the bottom of every measure of human development
· Why scientific inquiry is nearly dead in the Islamic world
· Why Spain translates more books in a single year than the entire Arab world has in the past thousand years
· Why some people in Saudi Arabia still refuse to believe man has been to the moon



Author Bio

Robert R. Reilly is a senior fellow at the American Foreign Policy Council and has written for the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Reader’s Digest, and National Review, among many other publications. A former director of the Voice of America, he has taught at the National Defense University and served in the White House and the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Reilly is a member of the board of the Middle East Media Research Institute and lives near Washington, D.C.

 

Editorial Reviews

"Brilliant and groundbreaking . . . Should be read by anyone who wants to understand one of the most fundamental causes of conflict in the 21st century." —National Review Online

"A book that may offer the key to both understanding and perhaps defeating the ongoing war of terror against the West." —American Spectator

"Reilly comes closer to providing a persuasive explanation [of what happened to Islamic culture] than any other account I have seen." —Weekly Standard

"Meticulously researched . . . A must-read." —John M. Poindexter, National Security Advisor to President Reagan

"Shows that a millennium ago Muslims debated whether minds should be free to explore the world—and freedom lost . . . Astonishing." —World magazine

"Required reading." —George Weigel, biographer of Pope John Paul II

"Superb and essential . . . Fascinating." —Jihad Watch

"Eminently readable . . . This book should be compulsory reading at all institutions dedicated to preventing another 9/11." —Hudson Institute

"Superb and stimulating . . . Reilly’s small book has earned a place near the top of the tiny library of books I regard as indispensable. How did I live so many years without it?" —Joseph Sobran

"Robert Reilly helps explain the Muslim worldview by thoroughly documenting the historic and doctrinal roots behind it; by refreshingly bypassing the overly dramatized question of ’what went wrong,’ he explains the more pressing ’why it went wrong.’" —Raymond Ibrahim

"I strongly recommend this book to anyone who wants to deeply understand the different ways of thinking within Islam and the phenomenon of radical Islam." —Tawfik Hamid, chair for the Study of Islamic Radicalism at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies

"Lucid and fascinating . . . Brilliant." —Roger Scruton, author of The West and the Rest


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