TITLE

The Incoherence

AUTHOR(S)
Weiseltier, Leon
PUB. DATE
October 2001
SOURCE
New Republic;10/29/2001, Vol. 225 Issue 18, p46
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Presents information on the author's studies of Islam and medieval Jewish philosophy. View that a religion cannot be adequately comprehended from the standpoint of politics; Report that there is a current in Islam that is justifying, planning, and committing murder; Fact that religious leader Osama bin Laden may be fighting a religious war against the U.S., but the U.S. is not fighting a religious war against bin Laden; Information on a religious motive for democracy; Reference to an article by Tariq Ali published in the "London Review of Books"; Statement that the religious motive for democracy holds only for the religious, and the people in the U.S. are not all religious, and they are all democratic.
ACCESSION #
5409592

 

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