The Good Fight

Beinart, Peter
December 2004
New Republic;12/20/2004, Vol. 231 Issue 25, p6
Presents an editorial regarding the need for liberals in the United States to view Islamist totalitarianism as dangerous. Reference to the author's article "A Fighting Faith," found in the December 13, 2004, issue of the journal; Claim that many liberals do not see defeating Al Qaeda as a paramount national challenge; Statement that many U.S. citizens are concerned with the threat of terrorism; Suggestion that Al Qaeda is the greatest threat to U.S. security and liberal values; Claim that Islamist totalitarianism is expansionist; Discussion of the destructive capacity of terrorists; Reference to the book "Imperial Hubris," by Michael Scheuer, in which he claims that terrorist Osama bin Laden will detonate a weapon of mass destruction in the United States.


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