On the Muslim Question (Public Square #2) (Paperback)
Why "the Muslim question" is really about the West and its own anxieties--not IslamIn this fearless, original book, Anne Norton demolishes the notion that there is a "clash of civilizations" between the West and Islam. What is really in question, she argues, is the West's commitment to its own ideals: to democracy and the Enlightenment trinity of liberty, equality, and fraternity. In the most fundamental sense, the Muslim question is about the values not of Islamic, but of Western, civilization.
Anne Norton is the Stacey and Henry Jackson President's Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania. Her books include Leo Strauss and the Politics of American Empire and 95 Theses on Politics, Culture, and Method.