"I could not recommend this magnificent effort of reportage and analysis more highly. It ought to be not only on our shelves, but also on our desks ands bedside tables. Efraim Karsh...is well on his way towards claiming the crown of a new generation of scholars of Islam and I wish him luck. We need him. In Muslim lands, his book ought to be translated into every local language and distributed free of charge. Alas, it will be banned."Karsh, Efraim is the author of 'Islamic Imperialism A History', published 2007 under ISBN 9780300122633 and ISBN 0300122632.