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07-17-2007, 07:21 AM
SWJ Book Review - Fighting for Faith (http://smallwarsjournal.com/blog/2007/07/fighting-for-faith/) by Frank Hoffman.

Stopped in at Borders for my weekly fix and came across Ralph Peters’ latest anthology. (Wars of Blood and Faith: The Conflicts that Will Shape the Twenty-First Century (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/081170274X/104-3075668-4435162?ie=UTF8&tag=smallwarsjour-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=1789&creativeASIN=081170274X), Harrisburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2007, 367 pgs, $27.95) While I am pretty familiar with Ralph’s worldview and his extensive writings in the Armed Forces Journal, this one appeared to include a lot of his material that I had not seen. A few hours of reading confirmed my suspicion, and I wanted to let the readership know that this may top the cake for a brutal dose of reality and nonpolitically correct reporting from around the globe.

For those tired of the mainstream media’s twisted presentation of facts and generally warped reasoning, pick up Ralph Peters’ latest book. Anytime you are frustrated by the banal posturing of government officials and want straight-forward thinking, take a close look at Wars of Blood and Faith. It is a coherent assessment of today’s most pressing threats and opportunities from Africa to India to the Middle East. So if you’re a student of strategic affairs, a policy official enshrouded with the official view and want to break out of the blinkered pap you get from the party line, or simply an American citizen who wants to find insightful and at times brutally frank perspectives on current challenges, you don’t need not to look any further. Ralph Peters and Wars of Blood and Faith provide the most penetrating assessment of what could be called the age of identity-based conflict...

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