Saturday, September 16, 2006

Oriana Fallaci is Dead at 77

I was saddened, but not surprised, to hear that the veteran Italian journalist and renowned interviewer, Oriana Fallaci, had died. She struggled with cancer for a decade and probably survived this long out of sheer Italian pluck. Please read The NY Times obituary and honor her memory by reading her last two books, The Rage and the Pride and The Force of Reason. A self-described "Christian atheist," she nevertheless leveled incisive insights into the decline of Europe and the effects of Islam in the West.

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