Oriana Fallaci's legacy

According to the AP, The late Oriana Fallaci, an avowed atheist and extraordinary journalist, has

left most of her books and notes to a pontifical university in Rome because of her admiration for Pope Benedict XVI, a school official said Saturday.

The collection, which includes manuscripts as old as the 17th century, will be known as the Oriana Fallaci Archives at the Pontifical Lateranense University in Vatican City.

In her later years, Fallaci turned from her previous mixture of celebrity journalism and international politics to a focus on the threat of radical Islam. This bequest demonstrates both the intensity of her feelings about the threat and her admiration for the Pope.

Hat tip: Joe Crowley

Thomas Lifson  10 23 06

 

 

 

According to the AP, The late Oriana Fallaci, an avowed atheist and extraordinary journalist, has

left most of her books and notes to a pontifical university in Rome because of her admiration for Pope Benedict XVI, a school official said Saturday.

The collection, which includes manuscripts as old as the 17th century, will be known as the Oriana Fallaci Archives at the Pontifical Lateranense University in Vatican City.

In her later years, Fallaci turned from her previous mixture of celebrity journalism and international politics to a focus on the threat of radical Islam. This bequest demonstrates both the intensity of her feelings about the threat and her admiration for the Pope.

Hat tip: Joe Crowley

Thomas Lifson  10 23 06