At Pajamas Media today, John Derbyshire reviews my new book Religion of Peace? Why Christianity Is and Islam Isn’t. Not unexpectedly, he doesn’t like it, but his review is so well-written that it is superbly entertaining even though I disagree with it. It is such a welcome departure from the heaps of abuse and po-faced dishonesty that usually greet my books, that I keep reading it and rereading it with delight. I laughed out loud at the part about Roger Cardinal Mahoney and Abu Ayyub Al-Masri. Don’t miss it.
I’ll be writing a serious, po-faced reply to this review, and the Pajamas people have kindly agreed to post it. Maybe John D. and I can enjoy that rarest of creatures nowadays: a civilized dialogue between people who disagree.
Oh, and John, dagnabbit, it’s “Qur’an,” not “Qu’ran.”
Meanwhile, also at Pajamas is a video of Richard Miniter interviewing me awhile back, about this new book and other things. For some arcane technical reason, or maybe just my witless Luddism, I cannot view this interview; let me know what you think.