Having survived decades dodging bullets from the likes of, among others, John Malkovich, Robert Fisk has published a book - The Great War for Civilisation: the Conquest of the Middle East - which is being serialised in the Independent all this week. I read the offering in Saturday's Independent magazine and I was surprised by his calmness. I often find his writing a little over-emotional but Saturday's piece, on his meetings with Osama Bin Laden, was calm, detached and factual. And yesterday's didn't disappoint either. Short versions are available on the Independent site and full versions can be acquired on a pay per view basis. Brits can easily pick up the print edition from newsagents. Non-Brits will have to try a little harder to acquire their copy. The book is available here.