Bruce Bawer

Author and Columnist

Bruce Bawer is the author of several books, including the bestselling While Europe Slept: How Radical Islam Is Destroying the West from Within (2006), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Surrender: Appeasing Islam, Sacrificing Freedom (2009).  His earlier books include the influential A Place at the Table: The Gay Individual in American Society (1993), which was a New York Times “Notable Book of the Year”; Stealing Jesus: How Fundamentalism Betrays Christianity (1997); and several volumes of literary criticism, film criticism, and poetry.  His essays have appeared in The New Republic, The Nation, The New York Times Magazine, The American Scholar, Newsweek, The Wilson Quarterly, Standpoint, City Journal, and The Chronicle of Higher Education, and he has been a prolific book reviewer, contributing regularly to The New Criterion, The Hudson Review, The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post Book World, and The Wall Street Journal.  He is a native New Yorker, holds a doctorate in English from Stony Brook University, and has lived in Norway for over a decade.  His website is

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Publications and Multimedia
Growing Repression in the West - Event Audio/Video
Silenced: Are Global Trends to Ban Religious Defamation, Religious Insult, and Islamophobia a New Challenge to First Amendment Freedoms?
November 04, 2011