But neither is it a rigorous sociological study or a polemic or a jeremiad.
He scoffed as Abu Hassar began to roll into this Islamist polemic.
But mixed with that portion of truth is a larger portion of polemic and apologetic.
1630s, "controversial argument or discussion," from French polémique (16c./17c.), noun use of adjective meaning "disputatious, controversial" (see polemic (adj.)).
1640s, from French polémique (from Middle French polemique) "disputatious, controversial," or directly from Greek polemikos "of war, warlike, belligerent; skilled in war, fit for service; like an enemy, stirring up hostility," from polemos "war," of unknown origin. Related: Polemical (1630s).