Andrew C. McCarthy Publishes ‘Spring Fever: The Illusion of Islamic Democracy’

The David Horowitz Freedom Center is pleased to announce the publication of Spring Fever: The Illusion of Islamic Democracy, by bestselling author and commentator, Andrew C. McCarthy, Executive Director of the Philadelphia Freedom Center, our East Coast branch.

McCarthy describes Spring Fever as “an alternative way to understand what is happening in the Middle East, an antidote to the delirious ‘Arab Spring’ narrative.” It shows that Islam is a culture and civilization distinct from and hostile to the West, and that far from being a fringe ideology, radical Islamic supremacism is the dominant interpretation of Islam in the Middle East and the driving force behind the anti-democratic events that have occurred there in the last two years, particularly the recent attacks on U.S. embassies and the murder of U.S. personnel.

Andrew McCarthy is recognized as one of the nation’s preeminent authorities on national security, law-enforcement, and the domestic threat posed by radical Islam.  He is a former attorney for the Justice Department’s Southern District of New York, best known for leading the successful prosecution against Omar Abdel Rahman, the “Blind Sheikh,” who masterminded the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

Andrew’s first New York Times bestseller was Willful Blindness: A Memoir of the Jihad (Encounter Books, 2008), a critically acclaimed account of the Blind Sheikh investigation.   His   next book, The Grand Jihad: How Islam and the Left Sabotage America (Encounter Books, 2010) centered on the Muslim Brotherhood’s  “civilization jihad” against the West, its entrenched and expanding network of groups and individuals of influence; and its collusion with the hard Left in an ongoing assault against America’s liberty culture.

Spring Fever is being published as an original e-book to capture the urgency of breaking news in the Middle East and to capture too the domination, happening on the ground and in real time, of the  “Arab Spring” movement by the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist groups.

As Director of the Philadelphia Freedom Center, McCarthy administers its popular speaker series, its campus programs including this year’s Islamic Apartheid Week, and its publications. He  also writes columns and blogs for

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  • oldtimer

    The only thing I disagree with is that there democracy is an "illusion". Democracy depends on the majority vote, and the majority are islamics and want sharia. Democracy can be evil, when evil is voted in. The US is not a democracy, we are a Republic.

    • teq

      I agree. Let's never forget that Hitler came to power through a democratic election.

      One of the big goals of democracy is to enable the peaceful and orderly transition of government. Without democracy, the only way to change governments is through violence, like assassination, revolution, civil war and coup. With democracy, the people choose their leader and no one gets hurt.
      At least that's the way it works in civilized countries. Even in the 2000 "hanging chads" election when tempers on both sides got pretty high, no ended up dead. Or even injured, far as I know.

      But in certain countries ("young democracies" as some like to call them) democracy does not equal peaceful transition. Remember the last election in Kenya when the losing side took to the streets in a murderous rampage? People in these "young democracies" have to understand two things about democracy before they're ready to have one:
      1) their side might lose
      2) if their side loses, they are NOT supposed to take to the streets and kill the winners. That's NOT how democracy works! Instead they should say, "Just wait till next time!" and go off to soul-search and figure what they have to change in order to win next time.

      Until these guys understand what democracy is, it's better to keep them under the control of a friendly dictator, who will at least establish law and order, keep the jihadists behind bars, and make sure the garbage gets collected. I saw on the news that Cairo is being buried in garbage these because the new government doesn't know to manage city sanitation — or anything else.

      • Paul D

        Unfortunately it's as likely as not that fairly soon there won't be a vote in Egypt, Tunisia or Libya, except a vote for one party, the party of islam. One vote, one time.

    • mlcblog

      I think they are talking about that democracy among the islamicists being an illusion.

      From another Old Timer but young at heart!!

  • teq

    "Spring Fever"! –LOL — that's brilliant! :-lD

    "In Spring a Muslim's fancy
    lightly turns to thoughts of murder."

    (Apologies to Lord Alfred B. Tennyson, whose original words were:
    "In Spring a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love."
    Tennyson was talking about regular young men. He had likely never met any Muslim young men, whose ideas of romance are a little different than everyone's else's.)

    • mlcblog

      He surely never heard of the Arab Spring, either.

  • Schlomotion

    "Spring Fever is being published as an original e-book to capture the urgency of breaking news in the Middle East and to capture too the domination, happening on the ground and in real time, of the “Arab Spring” movement by the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist groups."

    Isn't that another way of saying that the author just shot the book out of his rear end and wants to capitalize on current events to push his marketing and promotion?

    • Atlas_Collins


    • Paul D

      Sort of like Mad Mo shot something out of his?

    • Western Canadian

      Anti-jewish bigot posts his usual slop.

  • Ghostwriter

    Schlomotion,don't you and Atlas_Collins ever run out of stupid things to say?

  • Stuart Parsons

    One must presume that dear old Schlomotion believes that the Sun, when not resting beneath Allah's throne, shines out of Muhammad's rear end.

  • Civilus Defendus

    Labeling it a "sharia-democracy" will provide all the context needed to understand the state of affairs in such a nation.