NRO regular Andrew McCarthy was over at the Heritage Foundation today to talk about his new book, The Grand Jihad: How Islam and the Left Sabotage America. I also got to hear Andy talk about his new book this morning on the radio — twice! (He was interviewed on two different news-talk stations in D.C.) But you can never get too much of the leading expert in the country on terrorism and the threat posed to American democracy and Western civilization by the global Islamist movement, which is busy getting deeply embedded in American and European society.
This is a very serious (and scary) book that everyone in America who cares about our future should read. On the eve of World War I, the British Foreign Secretary, Sir Edward Grey, famously said “the lamps are going out all over Europe; we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime.” Andy is trying to warn us that the lamps of freedom are already starting to flicker from the jihadist hurricane that is blowing in upon us — if we don’t start taking this threat seriously, the lamps of freedom may yet be extinguished in our lifetime.