Clash Course

Faith, Reason, and the War against Jihadism
A Call to Action
George Weigel
Doubleday, $18.95, 195 pp.

George Weigel offers this book as a guide to the war on jihadism for a bipartisan “Coalition of Those Who Understand.” Weigel believes that American prosecution of the war against terrorism has been hobbled by unclear thinking and failure of nerve on the part of the American people. The book is divided into, not chapters, but “lessons,” through which Weigel hopes to instruct us on what we should have learned since 9/11.

Lesson 1 for those...

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William T. Cavanaugh, associate professor of theology at St. Thomas University in St. Paul, Minnesota, is co-editor with Peter Scott of The Blackwell Companion to Political Theology.

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