Misguided Missive by Laura Echevarria

Misguided Missive

Letter to a Christian Nation
by Sam Harris
Knopf, 2006
(91 pages, $16.95, hardcover)

reviewed by Laura Echevarria

Everyone believes in something because, my professor taught us, he has faith in the person or means by which he was taught it. Tear down the credibility of that source, and do so with respect, and you can persuade your audience to accept your view.

Sam Harris could have learned much from my professor. A graduate in philosophy from Stanford currently completing a doctorate in neuroscience, he has studied both Eastern and Western religious traditions. His first book, The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason, was a New York Times bestseller.< . . .