Monday 29 September 2014

Australian PM: "The Islamic State is an apocalyptic death cult."

The cover of Richard Landes' Heaven on Earth (2012)

I could not agree more with this comment by Australian PM Tony Abbott:

You might be interested to read a review I wrote of Richard Landes' Heaven on Earth: The Varieties of the Millennial Experience (2012), a fascinating book that explores the history of apocalyptic millennialism and its relevance to the French Revolution, Karl Marx's false prophecy, Lenin's dark fantasy and the psychosis of Islamist organisations such as Hamas.