How to Cure a Fanatic is more booklet than book, but Oz get his message across -- and does so quite nicely. The book consists of edited versions of two lectures Oz originally gave in Germany in 2002, and is padded (and brought somewhat up to date) by an interview conducted in September 2005.
Oz places his hopes in imagination and literature, and especially in humour.
In the interview Oz praises Abu Mazen''s new, less violent language -- but in early 2006 it is the far less conciliatory Hamas party-line that dominates. Still, the interview is a useful summary of Oz''s thoughts on (and involvement in) the peace process.
Oz sticks to basics, making only a few arguably controversial statements (for example, his insistence that the issue of the Palestinian refugees is the most urgent one to deal with).