Why is American foreign policy failing? Should our foreign policy be principled, or pragmatic? Why are politicians and bureaucrats so determined to regulate and rule our lives? Who are the new shock troops of collectivism and statism? Are we at war with Islam, and if so, has long has the war been waged? What are the goals of Islam? Is Islam compatible with Western norms of freedom? If not, why not? Why are religious conservatives who oppose Islam just as much a threat to freedom as Islam? Why do so many wealthy individuals and large corporations endorse Barack Obama, who has declared war on wealth and private enterprise? Do those who endorse his policies representative of capitalism, or do they represent an "aristocracy of pull"? Broadsides in the War of Ideas, a collection of no-holds-barred essays, addresses and answers these questions.