Monday, March 27, 2006

The author strikes back ...

Bruce Bawer finds himself underwhelmed by the review of his book While Europe Slept in yesterday's Washington Post: "The review is such a perfect expression of political-establishment orthodoxy," he writes, "that I haven't been able to resist the temptation to 'fisk' it -- i.e. provide a running commentary."

This is not the first review of Bawer's book that I have seen that has described the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten as right-of-center or conservative. The question that immediately popped into my mind was, "Compared to what?" It might be right-of-center in terms of Danish politics, but Danish politics is certainly left-of-center as compared to, say, U.S. politics.

Speaking of comparisons, here is my colleague Carlin Romano's review of Bawer's book: Author sees growing Muslim enclaves hoping to rule Europe.

We provide, you decide.

(Thanks to the intrepid Dave Lull for the link to Bawer's website.)

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