Books, Books, Books
Although being back in the Netherlands means that I have to miss my girlfriend, there is (/was) a good side about coming back: there were quite some books waiting for me. Thanks to those who ordered them for me and to the think tanks.
– School Choice: The Findings by Herbert J. Walberg (American Enterprise Institute)
– The Conservative Mind – From Burke to Eliot by Russell Kirk (7th revised edition)
– The Associated Press Stylebook – a great companion for every blogger, journalist and student.
– The Challenges of China’s Growth by Dwight H. Perkins
– Expected soon: Beyond Preemption: Force and Legitimacy in a Changing World, Ivo Daalder, ed. (Brookings Institute)
I also received a screener of Cities of Light: The Rise and Fall of Islamic Spain.
Furthermore: I bought quite some books myself in Turkey (sometimes one can find great books for little money there). They are:
– Istanbul (a guide for tourists)
– My Name is Red by Turkey’s greatest author, Orhan Pamuk
– The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope
– Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
– Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain (in Turkish)
– The Quran: Unchallengeable Miracle – The Quran’s Irrefutable Relationship with Modern Science by Caner Taslaman (fascinating book)
– The Meaning of THE HOLY QUR’AN: Complete Translation with Selected Notes by ‘Abdullah Yusuf Ali
Not bad for an addict.