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Overview Sharansky, the famous Soviet dissident who spent a decade in gulags, has authored his vision for defeating terrorists worldwide: launching a flood of democratic initiatives, especially in totalitarian regimes. This book, which gained the attention of President Bush and his administration, outlines Sharansky's strategies - based on personal experience - for making the world a safer place. Sharansky explains that the "public square test," which states that an individual knows he is free if he can go to his city's public square and say whatever he wants, is the bedrock Western right that can find traction in dictatorships. Christian audiences will appreciate Sharansky's discussions of life in Israel, and his thesis here is critical to understanding and overcoming this generation's enemies.
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Studio: Balfour Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2006
Publisher New Leaf Press/Master Books
ISBN 0892216441 ISBN13 9780892216444
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More About Natan Sharansky & Ron Dermer
Natan Sharansky, former Soviet dissident, political prisoner, and human rights icon, has spent his life championing democracy and freedom. In 1977, he was arrested by the KGB for his activism and his support for Soviet Jew' demands to emigrate to Israel and imprisoned for nine years. He is the author of "Fear No Evil" and "The Case for Democracy," Sharansky has served as a senior minister in the Israeli government, and now heads The Adelson Institute for Strategic Studies.
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An interesting book by a hypocrite Feb 13, 2007
Mr. Sharansky writes a book that has many cogent and relevent points that are applicable to the world today. However, one can't help but consider how he abides by the oppression of the Palestinians that his country has been committing for decades. He gives short shrift to this topic in his book, amazingly demanding that the Palestinians prove they are committed to democracy before Israel gives them their freedom. After reading his book, one comes away with the feeling that he supports freedom and democracy for all people, as long as it doesn't get in the way of Israel and it's decades long occupation of Palestine.
One of the best books I have ever read Jan 10, 2007
This book changed my world view drastically - Sharansky arguments, when taken in context, are airtight. Students of politics and world history must read this book.
Back to basics - what we stand for Jan 4, 2007
Clear, concise and well-written, Mr. Sharansky's analysis comes at a time when too many Americans have forgotten (or never really understood) the principles that made their nation great and which - seemingly - have been forgotten (or are being ignored) by too many of their supposed leaders. Mr. Sharansky forces the reader to focus on what's really important to him - to his society - to his nation. An easy - but deeply moving and provocative - read.
Essential for Understanding Bush Administration's Foreign Policy Oct 21, 2006
The ideas herein underlie the second inaugural address of President Bush and the foreign policy that flows from that. For that reason alone this is an important read.
absolutely correct Jul 20, 2006
This book has been attacked by many foolish people. This book will tell you the truth about the middle east. Nearly all arabs today are the slaves of murderous dictators. These dictators hate freedom. They teach their children from birth to hate freedom and destroy it.
What has happened in the middle east has happened not because Sharansky was wrong, but because he was exactly right. When America tried to give freedom to Iraq, every not free country in the region lined up to stop it from happening. Rather than the war to free Iraq being a mistake, America's mistake was in not bringing freedom to Syria, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt, Lebannon, the arabs of Judea/Samarea/Gaza and the rest.
The more America tries to spread freedom, the harder the forces who hate freedom will fight to stop it. We cannot get peace though empowering gangsters. Arafat turned his people into animals and the world accepted it in the name of peace. The only way to bring freedom is to eliminate evil and teach the people real freedom.