I think this is one — if not the — of the most important books that I have ever read. And I do not say that lightly. I’m weighing this single book against all the “great” books of the world, including that perennial bestseller, the Bible. Why is this book so important? Because of its terrifying immediacy. While I say this books is important, I mean here and now. It is my sincere hope that this book will become a historical document (like many of those great books); it is my fear that I am dreaming.