Bat Ye’or, whose book Eurabia will soon be out, on Oriana Fallaci’s latest, at FrontPage:
Fallaci forthrightly accuses the media of complicity with the enemies of the West, and shows how they apply a double standard with selective silence and omission on issues such as the martyrdom of Lebanese Christians and the decapitation of European hostages. She denounces the new Nazi Fascism, the new bolshevism, the new collaboration, the blindness and cynicism of politicians, their collusion in the progression of Islamist-Nazi Fascism. She detects a return to the Europe of 1938 in the current politics of the European Union, this proudly antisemitic and anti-American “Eurabia” flourishing on the putrefaction of Twentieth Century genocidal hatred….
In a few short pages, a masterpiece of irony, she denounces “the cannibalism of political life,” the demagogy, the historical revisionism — especially with regard to Communism — the intellectual terrorism and cultural hegemony that is rotting the workings of society. Comparing the “warrior-pacifists” draped in their rainbow flags to the appeasers of 1938, Fallaci exposes the surrender cloaked in their inane slogan, “You don’t fight terrorism with weapons.” A politically astute Fallaci detects the occult collaboration behind the affair of the Italian hostages in Iraq and the channels the terrorists used to transmit their demands. What is the Euro-Arab connection at work in the joint anti-American and anti-Israeli policies? Who are the brigades of Nazi-fascism and Communism now affiliated with the green terror to inculcate antisemitism and hatred of the West? Fallaci gives us irreverent portraits of heads of state and tight knit analyses of the most important problems of our times, with focus on the future of European civilization.
Her concise vivid language traces the essential elements of international complexity seen, analyzed, and emotionally experienced with the lucidity and courage of a woman on the threshold of death. The book shines with intense fervor kindled by the author’s life and death struggle, her suffering in body and soul transcended by relentless work and reflection. In this brief masterpiece Oriana Fallaci moves us to tears, shakes us with laughter, enlightens us and transmits her love and despair for a Europe she served with such great devotion and now watches in despair as it goes adrift.