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From Accomplice to Evil: â€œThe world is simmering in the familiar rhetoric and actions of movements and regimesâ€”from Hezbollah and al Qaeda to the Iranian Khomeinists and the Saudi Wahhabisâ€”who swear to destroy us and others like us, and we are repeating the errors of the recent past. Like their 20th-century predecessors, they openly proclaim their intentions, and ca
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Ledeen is an expert on Iran, so I always try to read his books on the topic. This slim book looks at why the West seems to consistently give a pass to truly evil regimes (like those of Hitler, Stalin, etc.) until it's cost more lives than it should have, and will cost more lives to rid the world of such tyrants. It also gives a brief but clear overview of what it's like to live under the mullahs in Iran, something one gets very little of in the mainstream press/media these days. Anyone who is in ...more
Quick read, good for high level discussion but not very in depth. Asks the question, why don't we see evil when it is front of our eyes? Because we can't imagine people so different from our own image that we can't believe the horrors of Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, Pol Pot, Castro, Rwanda, Darfur, etc. Documents how Iran has declared war on the US and backed it up with attack on US embassy in Beirut and primary supporters of Islamic Jihad, Hezbollah, Hamas, al Qaeda in Iraq, etc. The US State Dep ...more