Calming the Fearful Mind: A Zen Response to Terrorism
by Thich Nhat Hanh, a review from Salon by Matt Steinglass.
"Consistently, in reading Hanh, one finds oneself having this sort of reaction: furious dismissal, followed by a creeping realization that one generally agrees with what he's saying. This may be the reaction Hanh is looking for, and it has a certain Zen allure: the master's simple koans goad the acolyte into frenzies of resistance and ratiocination until, ultimately, he is forced to concede the point. Still, one regrets Hanh's failure to take a more complex approach to certain aspects of terrorism on which he is uniquely qualified to comment." Read the entire Salon.com review.