Les Cameron, July 2016

Can I thank you particularly for the erudite, detailed and sophisticated analysis provided by Robert Manne in ‘The Mind of the Islamic State’ (June)?

The muddled mess of information we get from so many sources situates IS as a ragbag entity with a mindless opposition to capitalism. The chilling, evidence-based, reality articulated by Manne places IS alongside Hitler, the Crusaders, Stalin, the pogromists and other demagogues, but as a global threat with a sophisticated, if insane, ideology.

I will not sleep any better tonight, but making sense of one’s enemies helps neutralise their impact.

Les Cameron
Apollo Bay, VIC