To the Editors:

It is painful to take issue with someone for whom my respect and liking are as great as they are for Andy McCarthy, but as he has mentioned me in his review of Diana West’s book America Betrayal, which I have commented on elsewhere, I would like to try to make a few points. Fortunately, as an Anglo-Canadian Roosevelt biographer, I do not figure in the long and tortuous history that has personally embittered much of the fierce exchange generated by Ms. West’s book. I share her and Mr. McCarthy’s concern about the sluggish reluctance of many American policymakers and opinion-leaders to identify large sections of Islam as the enemy to Western Civilization which they professedly and demonstrably are. Where I took issue...

 

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