Recently I have posted review of A Smile in One Eye: A Tear in the Other, which became one of my favorite books of 2016. Ralph Webster, the author, kindly accepted my guest post request and today is sharing with us what inspired him to write his father’s memoir. Enjoy reading! This winter Ralph has met… Continue reading Guest Post: Ralph Webster, Author, A Smile in One Eye: A Tear in the Other
I do not regret that I spent last days of 2016 on reading A Smile in One Eye, A Tear in the Other because the book was the biggest surprise of the last year! We need more books like A Smile in One Eye, A Tear in the Other because an accounts of people who… Continue reading A Smile in One Eye, A Tear in the Other by Ralph Webster
Today I have a pleasure to host John Murray and Abby Jones, the authors of Code Name: Papa—My Extraordinary Life while Hiding in Plain Sight. John and Abby share with us their experience with writing under the pseudonyms! Enjoy reading!! Ah, pseudonyms! The challenge of every writer—especially beginning writers—is to understand whether or not to use them… Continue reading Guest post: The Pros and Cons of Using Pseudonyms by John Murray and Abby Jones
Democracy in America by Tocqueville has been the best book that I have read in 20016. It is beautifully written book on democracy and its perils. Through insightful observation of American democracy Tocqueville understood not only American system but also political situation of European countries. Tocqueville is one of the few philosophers, who offered unbiased… Continue reading What kind of despotism we should fear?
On 29.11.2016 I attended a seminar “America after the Elections” organized by Department of Political Science and International Relations at Izmir Economic University. The department hosted Mr. Phillip Kosnett, Deputy Chief of Mission, US Embassy in Ankara. Mr. Kosnett focused mainly on what recent elections mean for democracy and he expressed his opinion about the… Continue reading What is wrong with the news media?
The Invasion of the Most Sacred is based on true events and sent in 2017. This is the story about war , espionage, love, betrayal and consequence of the war. The author created interesting characters: Iranian girls taken into hostage, Muslim terrorists and both good and bad soldiers. Of course, two Iranian girls Yasmeen and Azita… Continue reading Invasion of the Most Sacred by Robert Lovelle Rooks
First semester of PhD in Political Science and International Relations absorbs me completely and I do not have time to write book reviews regularly. Therefore, today I am going to share with you a bit of my world instead. Devotion and loyalty of citizens to the state have always been the subject of political philosophers’… Continue reading Civil Religion