Books Recommended by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Son of Hamas
A Gripping Account of Terror, Betrayal, Political Intrigue, and Unthinkable Choices
Mosab Hassan Yousef
Source: "The story of a man who grew up as the son of a prominent person in Hamas, immersed in the doctrine and the suicide killings. But he ends up living in a US suburb and completely adopting American values." - Ayaan Hirsi Ali
The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order
Samuel P. Huntington
Source: "It was written almost 20 years ago now, and it seems as if [the author's] hypothesis is getting more and more credit than Francis Fukuyama’s (The End of History) about what the world will look like." - Ayaan Hirsi Ali
The Open Society and Its Enemies
New One-Volume Edition
Karl R. Popper
Source: "One of the biggest lessons for me from this book is that so many bad ideas that lead to authoritarian consequences begin with good intentions." - Ayaan Hirsi Ali
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