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  • V S Naipaul on ISIS as the Fourth Reich

    Posted by David Foster on March 24th, 2015 (All posts by )

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    5 Responses to “V S Naipaul on ISIS as the Fourth Reich”

    1. ErisGuy Says:

      I didn’t know Naipaul was still alive. Good for him

    2. David Foster Says:

      Stuart Schneiderman: Obama’s War Against Israel

    3. Robert Schwartz Says:

      Naipaul was way ahead of the curve in his analysis of Islam. “Among the Believers: An Islamic Journey” (1981) and “Beyond Belief: Islamic Excursions among the Converted Peoples” (1998) are excellent books. The first one was written after the 1979 Iranian Revolution. It cost Naipaul a lot of street cred in leftist literary circles. Edward Sa’id denounced him repeatedly. But, Naipaul had already made his bones as a novelist, and he proceeded to ignore the ankle bitters.

    4. David Foster Says:

      Understanding the allure of ISIS: read Charles Cameron’s important essay

      His link to Fatal Attraction: The Shared Antichrist of the Global Progressive Left and Jihad doesn’t work, but you can get the article by clicking here

    5. Will Says:

      Everyone’s got an ax to grind, Naipaul has a warehouse of them. I’d have to agree with ol’ Vidia on this subject, though. He doesn’t mention his native Trinidad however, where he surely had to have encountered early on, a bit of the virus. The island continues to have a strain of it, along with a witches brew of other belief systems.