The Fight of Our Lives: Knowing the Enemy, Speaking the Truth, and Choosing to Win the War Against Radical Islam

Want to know the dirty little secret in the war on terror? Some of us have already surrendered.

Since the dreadful events of September 11, 2001, America has waged an international war on terrorism. But as the fight continues, are we prepared to win or are we practicing surrender? There have been dozens of terrorist attacks and attempted attacks since 9/11, including the recently foiled Times Square bomber. But while the Fort Dix terrorists were stopped in their tracks, an Islamist terrorist at Fort Hood unleashed hell on American servicemen and their families, shooting 45 and killing nearly a third that. Despite Maj. Nidal Hasan's shouting "Allahu Akbar" as he pulled the trigger, the official Pentagon report refused to mention Islam or use the word Muslim. And said the army chief of staff, "As horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that's worse." As William J. Bennett and Seth Leibsohn show, for lack of clarity, conviction, and determination, America is on the verge of declaring preemptive cultural surrender in the war on terror. The Fight of Our Lives will reinvigorate the discussion, reframe the debate, challenge the quitters, and embolden those who wish to win the war on terror.

"Crucial," "Timely," "Brave"-Advanced Praise for The Fight of Our Lives

"An important book. Many have forgotten the mortal threat to America that is radical Islam. Bennett and Leibsohn explain why we must wake up and what we need to do."-Mark Levin, nationally syndicated radio talk-show host and author of Liberty and Tyranny 

"This bold and readable book makes a powerful, if controversial, case against appeasing terrorists and those who support them-and in favor of a strong cultural commitment to defeat an enemy bent on our destruction. You may disagree, as I do, with some of its points, but you ignore its central conclusions at your, and our, peril." -Alan Dershowitz, Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law, Harvard University, and author of Trials Of Zion

"Bill Bennett has been a brilliant sentry in our nation's cultural life. In this luminous and spirited book, he and co-author Seth Leibsohn sound the alarm on behalf of us all. America can prevail in its struggle against radical Islamism, and they show us exactly how. A book for this moment, written with poise and passion, and suffused with love of country."-Fouad Ajami, Johns Hopkins University professor and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution

"Bennett and Leibsohn follow Admiral Nelson's strategy-"Go right at 'em"-right at both our deadly enemy, radical Islam, and its apologists, and especially right at our own politically correct, self-neutered establishment. A wise, timely, and brave book."-R. James Woolsey, former director of Central Intelligence and head of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency

"We are living, as Bennett and Leibsohn say, in 'the Gelded Age,' but we won't be living there for long because the forces of radical Islam have not paused in their drive to defeat the West. The Fight of Our Lives rouses the sleepy and the weary. It's the crucial book of the year."-Hugh Hewitt, nationally syndicated radio talk-show host and author of The War Against the West