"The Devil's Delusion is an incendiary and uproarious work of learned polemical writing"
For those of you lucky enough to be National Review subscribers, you will be treated to an insightful review of David Berlinski's The Devil's Delusion by our own George Gilder:
The Devil's Delusion is an incendiary and uproarious work of learned polemical writing, unique in its scientific sophistication and authority. Rather than criticizing science from the outside, Berlinski excoriates its atheist pretensions from within. Refusing to defer to scientistic credentialism, he makes the compelling argument that the anti-God fetish of modern science has driven many scientists into a mad nihilism that has crippled their scientific work as well.
The Devil's Delusion is a promethean work that clears away this debris of modern science and culture. It liberates conservatism from its thralldom to a spurious scientism and establishes the foundations for a realignment with real scientists, among whom there are many potential friends. Bill Buckley, in his final days, declared: "Berlinski's book is everything desirable; it is idiomatic, profound, brilliantly polemical, amusing, and of course vastly learned. I congratulate him." Buckley was right, as usual. It is the definitive book of the new millennium.