Celsius 7/7

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Phoenix, 2007 - Political Science - 153 pages
In his column that appeared in the Times on the morning of September 11th, 2001, Michael Gove prophetically argued that the West's policy of appeasement towards terror would provoke yet greater atrocities. InCelsius 7/7 (named for the date of London's subway and bus bombings), Gove goes farther still, exploring the sources of Islamic rage, the historical factors that culminated in the current terrorist campaign, and the Muslim world's troubled relationship to modernity. He also analyzes the intellectual roots and political appeal of Islam and contextualizes today's fundamentalist challenge. Combining a broad historical sweep with character sketches of key figures such as Donald Rumsfeld, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, and Osama bin Laden, Gove offers a shrewd, detached analysis with powerfully convincing recommendations for future action.

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Michael Gove was first elected as Member of Parliament for Surrey Heath in May 2005. Following the 2010 General Election, he was appointed as Secretary of State for Education. He is a former journalist for The Times.

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