Category Archives: International Relations

Book Review: The Politically Incorrect Guide To The Middle East

The Politically Incorrect Guide To The Middle East, by Martin Sieff I have some serious mixed feelings about this book.  On the one hand, it is clear that this author believes himself to be a very intelligent person (and I … Continue reading

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Book Review: Africa And Africans In The Making Of The Atlantic World, 1400-1800

Africa And Africans In The Making Of The Atlantic World, 1400-1800, by John Thornton This book is an example of some of the tensions that are inherent within revisionist history.  This book is an able if somewhat highly technical and … Continue reading

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Somaliland Update: Recovering From Cyclone Sagar

Growing up as a young person in Central Florida, tropical weather was something that I and those around me paid attention to regularly.  In my own life and personal experience hurricanes have had an effect on my life and have … Continue reading

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Book Review: Eyes Of Africa

Eyes Of Africa:  In The Eyes Of Africa, by Victorine D. Ngangu [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Books Go Social.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Although this book was printed in the United States, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Like Hidden Fire

Like Hidden Fire:  The Plot To Bring Down The British Empire, by Peter Hopkirk Although this is the first time I have read one of the author’s books, I should note that he is a well-regarded historian with expertise in … Continue reading

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Blizhneye Zarubezhye

In 1992 a term of ominous political importance [1] entered the English language and changed English grammar in the process.  The term was “near abroad,” a translation of the Russian expression “blizhneye zarubezhye,” which referred to the ambiguous place of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Project Zebra

Project Zebra:  Roosevelt And Stalin’s Top Secret Mission Mission To Train 300 Soviet Airmen In America, by M.G. Crisci in collaboration with Gregory Gagarin [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Books Go Social.  All thoughts and opinions … Continue reading

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Book Review: Free Mexican Airforce Will Be Flying Tonight

Free Mexican Airforce Will Be Flying Tonight:  The Trials And Tribulations Of Procuring, Transporting, And Selling Marijuana, by Terry Canipe [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Books Go Social/Net Gallery.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] … Continue reading

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Book Review: Adamalui

Adamalui:  A Survivor’s Journey From Civil Wars In Africa To Life In America, by Joseph Kaifala [Note: This book was provided free of charge by Edelweiss/Turner Publishing.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Despite our obvious differences in backgrounds, … Continue reading

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Book Review: A History Of Scandinavia

A History Of Scandinavia:  Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, & Iceland, by T.K. Derry Do you like 400 page long history books about Scandinavia from the 1970’s that are written from a left-wing politically biased point of view?  If so, this … Continue reading

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