The Corner

Re: Doubleday, Etc.

A bin Laden reader is long overdue. People should read as much bin Laden as they can stomach. There is no way to understand the foe without delving into his corpus. In 2004 the government put out an unclassified (FOUO) 289 page compilation of bin Laden statements from 1994-2004, and it is great. The notion that we spread his propaganda by discussing his ideas implies that our views are too weak to hold up. I think it is important in the battle of ideas to have a fair and complete assessment of both sides. I have no doubt which will come out on top.

James S. Robbins — James S. Robbins is a political commentator for National Review and USA Today and is senior fellow for national security affairs on the American Foreign Policy Council. He is a ...

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