Shrinkwrapped takes a balanced look at some deep and disturbing questions about the compatibility of Islam and democracy, and notes the complexity of the issues involved. Cultural as well as religious issues seem important to this question. Islam in Indonesia and in East Africa has, setting aside recent radical influences, seemed to evolve in relatively peaceful directions, while Islam in most Arab countries has generally been accompanied by tyranny and aggression. In some places and times, Islam has been a religion of peace; in others, it has been and continues to be a religion of war. Since 1973, the latter places have had the resources to cause trouble on a global scale, and that doesn’t seem likely to change anytime soon.