Ayaan Hirsi Ali is one of my heroes. (Or should that be heroines? I don’t know what the terminology is these days). I recommend everyone to read her book Infidel. And certainly watch any videos where she is lecturing or being interviewed.
I watched Ayaan Hirsi Ali on the Viability of Hope recently. It’s excellent. She gives a brief description of her life experiences, her movement from Islam to atheism and her thoughts on the current problems presented by radical Islam and how to counter them.
The video is of an on-stage interview at American Jewish Council Conference (a situation interesting in itself).
I particularly liked her analysis of left/right politics.
And something to look forward to. She is currently working on a new book – a fictional discussion between Mohammed and several great western thinkers. The book should be out at the end of this year, or next year. I’ll definitely be on the lookout for that.