That was weird.
In any event, I trust you don't consider her a leftist.
What do you think of her vis a vis the reality Islam, which, after all, is what the article is really about.
Her new book, "The Force Of Reason," is a wonderful tribute to reason. I am eagerly awaiting the final installment of her trilogy, "The Apocalypse" to make its appearing in English. Oriana is fluent in both languages but she prefers her native Italian for the same reason Dante and Petrarch did. The Italians call the Tuscan dialect "God's language." As for her beliefs, she's a Christian atheist. It sounds like a contradiction but she can't conceive of God creating such a cruel world. And how about something as backward as Islam? So I can understand why she doesn't think much of religion. She is a devout rationalist who doesn't care much for ideological straitjackets and can't be pigeonholed either as a leftist or a conservative. Oriana though, is an intellectual who writes with passion and moral clarity. That's rare for a European these days. And yes, she loves her adopted country as much as her native Italy.
(Denny Crane: "I Don't Want To Socialize With A Pinko Liberal Democrat Commie. Say What You Like About Republicans. We Stick To Our Convictions. Even When We Know We're Dead Wrong.")
posted on 03/07/2006 6:54:37 PM PST
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