Category Archives: International Relations

Book Review: Cosmopolitanism

Cosmopolitianism:  Ethics In A World Of Strangers, by Kwame Anthony Appiah Considerable credit belongs to Ghanaian-English philosopher Kwame Appiah for making his point of what cosmopolitanism is well enough that I know that I am not really a Cosmopolitan sort … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Law Of Peoples

The Law Of Peoples With “The Idea Of Public Reason Revisited,” by John Rawls I liked this book a lot more than I expected to, and the author deserves a lot of credit for that.  To be sure, I knew … Continue reading

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Book Review: Fundamentals Of Regional Geography

Fundamentals Of Regional Geography, by Joseph J. Hobbs When I was in high school and my mum took a course in urban geography as part of her undergraduate studies.  The book was written by a Dutch fellow, and I found … Continue reading

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Book Review: Esperanto: Language, Literature, and Community

Esperanto:  Language, Literature, and Community, by Pierre Janton, edited by Humphrey Tonkin, translated by Humphrey Tonkin, Jane Edwards, and Karen Johnson-Weiner As someone who reads more than my fair share of books about invented languages and the relationship between language, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Esperanto: Learning And Using The International Language

Esperanto:  Learning And Using The International Language, by David Richardson As someone more than a little bit fond of foreign languages [1], it should come as little surprise that my attention should eventually be turned to Esperanto.  Honestly, I’m not … Continue reading

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Non-Book Review: China’s Quest For Great Power

China’s Quest For Great Power:  Ships, Oil, And Foreign Policy, by Bernard D. Cole As someone who likes to read about and think about matters of geopolitics and the tension between China and the United States over matters of economic … Continue reading

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Sleep Fleeing From The Eyes

Last night was one of those unfortunate nights where the pain of gout kept me awake and in a fair amount of suffering during the course of hours where I would have preferred to have, if possible, peaceful and dreamless … Continue reading

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Book Review: Diaspora

Diaspora:  Exile And The Contemporary Jewish Condition, edited by Etan Levine As is the case often with books I read, I feel simultaneously too close and at some remove from this book and its subject matter.  Although I come from … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Case Of The Jews From Arab Countries: A Neglected Issue

The Case Of The Jews From Arab Countries:  A Neglected Issue, by Maurice M. Roumani Although this book was published in 1983, it does not suffer at all for having been written comparatively long ago regarding the state of Arab-Israeli … Continue reading

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Book Review: Superpower

Superpower:  Three Choices For America’s Role In The World, by Ian Bremmer This is a thoughtful book on political worldview, and a far better book than a reader has any reason to expect given the subject matter and given the … Continue reading

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