Fantastic book, extraordinary and prophetic, especially in the present situation with regards to immigrants landing on the southern coasts of Europe. Brilliant book should essential reading for all students of politics and history.. Dick
The whole book could be summarised in what I found written on a post-it note inside it (I got it second hand) which read: "share this with anyone which likes to be disturbed".
Not for the faint of heart and not for the people that think unicorns and a world without conflict are possible.
Do not hear what other might say about it being racist, since it does not even concern itself with what other do. Its main topic being "what do you think your culture is worth and how far would you go to defend it". A question I have still not answered for myself either.
But although written on the 70's it present a picture which is both very familiar to some contemporary situations and at the same time reminiscent of the last days of the Byzantine Empire; when where a handful of soldiers were defending Constantinople (led by another Dragases) from the Ottomans, others were arguing about whether angels were male or female, ignoring the possibility that their culture would become extinct.
Anyone who is worried about uncontrolled immigration from a culture which is clearly at odds with ours should read this book. Well, maybe they should not read this book. It is scary and prophetic. Weak, liberal politicians totally out of their depth with the crisis that faces them, all too true. I will not tell you how it ends, read it for yourself and then try and get to sleep. This book should be compulsory reading for ever new Prime Minister and Home Secretary.