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Annais Nin

anais-nin1 Two nice web-pages on the famous diarist and writer Annais Nin.

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Pdf Document: Delta of Venus

Nin, Anaïs – Delta of Venus


December 8, 2008 Posted by | Journalism and Journalists, Literature - Bibliography - Belleten | Leave a comment

Eric Hobsbawm – Globalisation, Democracy and Terrorism

Eric Hobsbawm : “Globalisation, Democracy and Terrorism

Hardcover: 192 pages – Publisher: Little, Brown (5 Jul 2007)

Language English

The latest book of Eric Hobsbawm is comprised of “10” essays,  most of what are the manuscripts of speeches given by the author in different episodes in different venues. However, we can overall say that the main motivation of piling these essays under a general heading derives from Hobsbawm in his words “lifetime habit of wanting to teach, that is, to persuade as well as to expound”. Therefore we can discern repetitions in his book, but these are indeed vital to emphasise a point which the author tries to communicate with the broader audience.

Hobsbawm says in the introduction that he wants to focus on “five” main themes:

– the general question of the war and peace in the 21st century,

– the past and future of world empires,

– the nature and the changing context of nationalism,

– the prospects of liberal democracy,

– the question of political violence and terror.


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April 21, 2008 Posted by | Literature - Bibliography - Belleten | 2 Comments

The Great War For Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East by Robert Fisk

Robert Fisk talks about his book – (Ghent, Belgium) - 25th of March 2006 (Part I and PArt II)

April 19, 2008 Posted by | Literature - Bibliography - Belleten | Leave a comment

Niyazi Berkes



Niyazi Berkes

“Türk Düşününde Batı Sorunu”

Bilgi Yayınevi: 1975: Ankara and Istanbul, 304 Pages

Niyazi Berkes’in bu kitabi hakkindaki notlarim….


March 26, 2008 Posted by | Literature - Bibliography - Belleten | Leave a comment