Deliver Us from Evil: Defeating Terrorism, Despotism, and Liberalism, by Sean Hannity (Free Press, 496 pp., $35)
Sean Hannity has one of the most likable personas in broadcasting. At the heart of his appeal is the unassuming sincerity in his devotion to some key values, and this emotional candor is on winsome display in his new book, Deliver Us from Evil: Defeating Terrorism, Despotism, and Liberalism (ReganBooks, 338 pp., $26.95). Today’s liberals, he writes, are “far less suspicious than they should be of totalitarian regimes”; their behavior on national security sometimes proves the accuracy of the old joke that a liberal is a guy who won’t take his own side in an argument.
Hannity, in contrast, is a plainspoken and unabashed defender of our war for American values against global forces of terror and oppression. His concern in this book is chiefly with today’s struggle against the Islamofascists, but in an epilogue he expands his discussion to such hot spots as Red China and North Korea; the need for U.S. resolve against evil will not vanish when the current terror war has been won.