My Review of “The Eastern Question” in New York Journal of Books (October 27, 2015)

October 27, 2015

Hi All —

Not posting much lately – busy with teaching a class at our local Armstrong State University, serving on the Board of the Uweza Foundation, and an occasional book review for the New York Journal of Books; the most recent of which is of “The Eastern Question” by Ted Danforth published today, October 27, 2015.

The book is an attempt to explain long-standing political tensions leading to 9/11. Mr. Danforth  sees a direct linear connection between “the Huns, Goths, Arabs, Mongols, Turks, Russians . . . and now Jihadi.” According to Mr. Danforth, each of those geopolitical actors have, in their turn, posed direct threats to the “West.” Indeed, “for the West, the East has always been a question: It’s where trouble comes from.” Hence “The Eastern Question.”

If you would like to read my entire review of that book, please click here “The Eastern Question”


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