""Phares . . . is a voice of calm and reason. . . . Provocative reading.""
""Walid Phares has long been among the most knowledgeable and incisive scholars of the Middle East--its peoples, its cultures, its religions, and its radical movements.""
--U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman
""This book is a 'must read' for those who want to understand the jihad radical Islamists are waging against democracies. Walid Phares has a gift for being able to identify the root causes of the war and what the West and the free world must do to prevail.""
--Oliver North, host of FOX News' War Stories
""The work of Professor Walid Phares is a beacon that helps us to see and understand the extent of the Jihadist threat the World is facing. Nobody who reads his analysis will have any doubt left about the existential peril posed by the radical Islamists and Jihadi terrorists to democracies. A must read.""
--Jose Maria Aznar, Former Prime Minister of Spain
""Dr. Walid Phares shows us clearly who is waging the War of Ideas and what their goals are. His book is a pioneering work in history and politics. It shows clearly how Jihadism has become a strategic threat to democracy worldwide.""
--Paulo Casaca, Chairman of the NATO commission to the European Parliament
""Democracy is locked in an existential struggle with Jihadism and Walid Phares’ voice is one of our wisest. It is crucial that it be heard. Dr. Phares understands like no one else the depth of Jihadi ideologies and how they have developed long-term strategies to counter and crumble free societies, both in the West and among young rising democracies in the Middle East.""
--Richard W. Carlson, US Ambassador (ret.), former Director of Voice of America, former President and CEO of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting
""As an Arab Muslim academic from Jordan I have witnessed Professor Walid Phares engaging in powerful debates with intellectuals from both the West and the Arab Muslim world. His knowledge of both cultures gives him the ability to understand and explain the War of Ideas between radicalism and democracy.
This book is needed by the public.""
--Professor Shaker Nabulsi, Chairman, American Interuniversity Consortium (AIC) for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies
""Walid Phares is the leading expert on the War of Ideas between Jihadism and democracy. His book is a must read for all.""
--Alireza Jafarzadeh, Fox News analyst and author of The Iran Threat
""Walid Phares is both an incisive scholar and a skilled communicator. His insights into the psychologies and pathologies of the Middle East are unrivaled.""
--Clifford D. May, President of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies
""The Jihadists began their War of Ideas against democracies decades ago. Walid Phares’s book is a unique analysis of the roots and future of this terror campaign against the free world.""
--Magdi Khalil, Egyptian journalist, Elaph.com
""I have followed and respected Dr. Walid Phares’ academic work and reasoned commentary for years. He has a unique ability to articulate the central ideological conflict in the struggle against Jihadism. Dr. Phares consistently stands out as an invaluable resource and authentic voice in the global effort to understand exactly who the enemies of democracy are, what they believe, and how we can defeat them. The book is a must read.""
--Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, Chairman, American Islamic Forum for Democracy
""Professor Walid Phares’s The War of Ideas is a must read on the geopolitics of the war on terror. His book puts fifty years of Cold War and Jihadi offensives against democracies in an ultimate global perspective. This is a central resource for classrooms, newsrooms, and war rooms.""
--Col. Kenneth Allard, USA (Ret.), former dean of the National War College, NBC Defense Analyst, and author of War Heads
""Walid Phares makes a compelling case for why winning the War of Ideas is indispensable to winning the war on terrorism, and he points the way toward how to do so. It is a must read not only for policy makers and those who advise them, but for everyone with a stake in the fight of our generation.""
--Clark Kent Ervin, former Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security and author of Open Target: Where America is Vulnerable to Attack
""Dr. Walid Phares is the leading authority on the War of Ideas between totalitarian forces and the rising democracies in the Greater Middle East. His profound understanding of radical ideologies and pluralist societies makes his scholarship unique in the West and the Arab and Muslim world alike. His book is a must read.""
--Munir Mawari, Washington correspondent, Asharq Alawsat daily Arabic newspaper
""Professor Phares is the leading analyst of the War of Ideas. His ability to see through the strategies and moves of the Jihadists in their quest to crumble democracies is unparalleled. This book will change your way of seeing the war on terror.""
--Dr. Jacob Keryakes, NBC Senior Arabic Linguist
""Phares’s Future Jihad is among the most insightful books about the nature of this global threat I have ever read. Its lessons are not to be ignored by free societies. Phares’s contribution to our understanding of the War of Ideas between Jihadism and democracy is unique.""
--Daniel B. Kennedy, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology, University of Detroit Mercy
""For twenty-five years, Walid Phares’s writing and public speaking have shown a deep, masterful knowledge of both Western and Islamic cultures. As an Arab Muslim reformer I admire his leading ability to understand and explain the war