The Rage and the Pride
The Rage and the Pride (La Rabbia e l’Orgoglio in Italian) is a book written in the wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks by the late Italian journalist and author Oriana Fallaci. The book questions stated tenets of Islam and its practice, condemns totalitarian forces bent on destroying liberal Western society and civilisation, and rails against apathy regarding the immediate threat posed by Islamic fundamentalism.
The book was well received by many, especially in her native country. Some, however, found it excessive. Christopher Hitchens, though a vocal critic of Islam himself, wrote in his review in the Atlantic Monthly, that "it is a sort of primer in how not to write about Muslims", and noted that it resembled earlier anti-Semitic texts which depicted Jews as vermin. Michael Ledeen commended Fallaci’s "wonderful way with words" and called the book "terrific".
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