The New Criterion's latest issue addresses the throat-baring by Western intellectuals to Islamofacism. This exerpt from Roger Kimball's essay:
Here is the novelty: Our new enemies are not political enemies in any
traditional sense, belligerent in the service of certain interests of their own.
Their belligerence is focused rather on the very existence of an alternative to
their vision of beatitude, namely on Western democracy and its commitment to
individual freedom and economic prosperity. I return to Hussein Massawi: “We are
not fighting so that you will offer us something. We are fighting to eliminate
And to oppose this threat the intelligensia offers Cindy Sheehan, Michael Moore, and Noam Chomsky.