The greatest social revolution in history is underway all around us: The emancipation of women. Advanced in our own society, elsewhere the battle for women’s rights lies at the heart of colossal struggles over the future of great religions and civilizations.
The Washington establishment would shrink from any such claim, but the Global War on Terror is a fight over the social, economic and cultural roles of women. The core issues for the terrorists are the interpretation of God’s will and the continued oppression of women. Nothing so threatens Islamic extremists as the freedom Western women enjoy.
The sudden transition of women from men’s property to men’s partners in our own country unleashed dazzling creative energies. In the historical blink of an eye, we doubled our effective human capital