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The Second Plane : September 11: Terror and Boredom
by Martin Amis




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From a master not only of fiction but also of fiercely controversial political engagement--a collection of essays about 9/11 that constitute an evolving, provocative, and insightful examination of one of the most momentous events of our time.

At the heart of this collection is the long essay "Terror and Boredom," an unsparing analysis of Islamic fundamentalism and the West's flummoxed response to it, while other pieces address the invasion of Iraq, the realities of Iran, and Tony Blair's lingering departure from Downing Street (and also his trips to Washington and Iraq). Whether lambasted for his refusal to kowtow to Muslim pieties or hailed for his common sense, wide reading, and astute perspective, Amis is indisputably a great pleasure to read--informed, elegant, surprising--and this collection a resounding contemplation of the relentless, manifold dangers we live with in the twenty-first century.

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Overview

From a master not only of fiction but also of fiercely controversial political engagement--a collection of essays about 9/11 that constitute an evolving, provocative, and insightful examination of one of the most momentous events of our time.

At the heart of this collection is the long essay "Terror and Boredom," an unsparing analysis of Islamic fundamentalism and the West's flummoxed response to it, while other pieces address the invasion of Iraq, the realities of Iran, and Tony Blair's lingering departure from Downing Street (and also his trips to Washington and Iraq). Whether lambasted for his refusal to kowtow to Muslim pieties or hailed for his common sense, wide reading, and astute perspective, Amis is indisputably a great pleasure to read--informed, elegant, surprising--and this collection a resounding contemplation of the relentless, manifold dangers we live with in the twenty-first century.



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  • ISBN-13: 9781400096008
  • ISBN-10: 1400096006
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Publish Date: April 2009
  • Page Count: 224
  • Dimensions: 8.02 x 5.16 x 0.68 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.53 pounds

Series: Vintage International

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