This is the next book I want to read.
$17.16 at OneJerusalem's Bookshop (which I didn't even know existed, until this moment).
FP: You say some pretty tough things about some important people and organizations...
Widlanski: From Professor Edward Said of Columbia to John Esposito of Georgetown, from Eason Jordan, Christiane Amanpour, Robert Wiener and Peter Arnett of CNN to Arthur Sulzberger Jr., Tom Friedman and Maureen Dowd of the Times, and from George Tenet to Michael Scheuer at CIA. The list is of course much longer. Many of them have minimized, ignored and even concealed the problem, and occasionally fronted for terrorists. This is intolerable. My book names names, but it also offers policy solutions.
Dayenu... It would have been enough for us had Widlanski just named names. I applaud his effort to turn the conversation toward these offenders and hold them accountable. The fact that Widlanski offers "policy solutions" is simply icing on the cake, but it does afford us the cover of responsible, good-citizen respectability should we send copies to Washington:)
My recommendation is that you buy two, one for yourself and one for your Congressman or Senator. If you're feeling especially generous and optimistic, you could send a third copy to the State Department, but I doubt it would do any good. I once sent a book to Condoleezza Rice and she never even acknowledged the gift. (Harrumph)
Or... someone (like our erudite friend Mannie Sherberg) could write a review and offer it to their local paper. Should anyone take up this challenge, I'd be happy to post it here at BtB as well.
Full Disclosure: I was on the call too, but have been waiting until I've read the book to say more. The problem is that I already have an enormous stack on my bedside table and every time I look at it, I get a severe attack of Attention Deficit Disorder and end up watching NCIS reruns instead. So please don't wait for me, Argentina.