September 10, 2006

THE SAGE

The age of horrorism (part one) (Martin Amis, The Observer, September 10th, 2006)

On the eve of the fifth anniversary of 9/11, one of Britain's most celebrated and original writers analyses - and abhors - the rise of extreme Islamism. In a penetrating and wide-ranging essay he offers a trenchant critique of the grotesque creed and questions the West's faltering response to this eruption of evil.

Here and here are the second and third parts of an astounding essay that will leave almost everybody feeling both vindicated and insulted.


Posted by Peter Burnet at September 10, 2006 8:42 AM
Comments

Amis is a great prose stylist with some good ideas and some bad ideas:

"Opposition to religion already occupies the high ground, intellectually and morally."

I'm surprised he didn't call himself a Bright.

Posted by: ted welter at September 11, 2006 12:20 AM
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