Review: While Europe Slept

While Europe Slept: How Radical Islam is Destroying the West from Within, by Bruce Bawer. [rating:5/5] Bawer describes fast-growing Muslim communities throughout Europe that are basically isolated and closed off from European society. Muslims in France, Denmark, the Netherlands, haven’t been integrated into the countries they’ve emigrated into. They live in ghettos that are often […]

Review: Phaic Tan

The Jetlag travel guide to Phaic Tan: Sunstroke on a Shoestring. This is the second Jetlag travel guide, coming on the heels of last year’s spot-on paradoy of an Eastern Europe guidebook: Molvania (link below). If you’ve ever read a travel guide in anticipation for a trip, you’ll appreciate the humor and the level of […]

Review: At the Mercy of the River

An Exploration of the Last African Wilderness, by Peter Stark, Grade: A Peter Stark’s account of a trip kayaking down Mozambique’s Lugenda River is an amazing tale. The previously uncharted 750-kilometer route is filled with rapids, waterfalls, crocodiles, hippos. And throughout the river adventure, he recounts the tales of historic explorers and wanderers throughout history. […]

Review: Night

Night, Elie Wiesel, Grade: A “If in my lifetime I was to write only one book, this would be the one.” This new translation of Wiesel’s Night is a masterpiece in 120 pages. I know my holocaust books, and this is one of the most chilling I’ve read. This story of the young Elie being […]

State of War

State of War: The Secret History of the C.I.A. and the Bush Administration, by James Risen, Grade: A Written by the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter who broke the Bush domestic spying scandal, this book is amazing. Filled with secret details about the mismanagment of the war on terror, the distraction of Iraq, the complete lack of […]