Book 9 of 2011 is another non-fiction book on religion and its effect on the world, Sam Harris’ The End of Faith:Religion, Terror and the Future of Reason. From the dust jacket:
In The End of Faith, Sam Harris delivers a startling analysis of the clash between reason and religion in the modern world. He offers a vivid, historical tour of the willingness to suspend reason in favor of religious beliefs – even when these beliefs inspire the worst of human atrocities. Harris argues that in the presence of weapons of mass destruction we cannot expect to survive our religious differences indefinitely. Most controversially, he argues that “moderation” in religion poses considerable dangers of its own, as the accommodations we have made to religious faith in our society now blinds us to the role that faith plays in human conflict.