Book Reviews by Nicholas Dima

Monumental Faith and Courage

Marking the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation (1517), author Eric Metaxas brings to life in Martin Luther the extraordinary account of a humble man who changed the world and became synonymous with the reformation of the Church. The reader … Continue reading

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Inherent Evil

Red Famine is a much needed book at a time when Moscow is threatening again Eastern Europe. The book is mostly about the great famine of the 1930’s, but it covers the history of Ukraine from 1917 to the recent … Continue reading

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Mutual Acceptance

Sino-American Rivalry during the Cold War deals with the evolution of China throughout most of the 20th Century, on the one hand, and America’s attitude toward Beijing, on the other. During this critical period, China transformed itself from a feudal … Continue reading

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Short on Real Solutions

A World in Disarray is the title of the book about…a world in trouble. Richard Haass, the author, has an impressive career. He is a former U.S. diplomat, a State Department official, and is now president of the prestigious Council on Foreign Relations…. Continue reading

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Europe’s Never Ending Struggle

H eart of Europe: A History of Holy Roman Empire is an encyclopedic study covering over one thousand years of Western European Christianity, roughly from 800 to 1806. Peter Wilson did a detailed job chronicling every event and personality that shaped … Continue reading

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Leaving Something to History

Robert Kaplan is a journalist and a writer who possess a good understanding of the world and has a special interest in Eastern Europe. His new book, In Europe’s Shadow, focuses on Romania, but reflects his wide knowledge of the entire area of East-Central Europe. The book addresses a host of regional issues and is many-faceted. It takes up historical questions, old and new challenges, socio-political and philosophical issues, as well as contemporary worries, politics and geopolitics. Equally important is that Kaplan thinks journalists should be completely detached and objective and should approach their missions ‘impersonally.’ Can anyone be one hundred percent objective? Continue reading

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Leaving Something to History

Henry Kissinger, the well-known and highly acclaimed American diplomat has published a new book entitled World Order, a much needed volume at the beginning of this troubled century. Born Heinz Alfred Kissinger in 1923 in Fürth, Germany located in the Bavarian region of Europe, Kissinger encountered growing anti-Semitism…

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A Case for American Leadership in the post-Soviet Sphere

In short, Intermarium (Latin for In between Seas) is a well-researched and well-written book; a balanced combination of theoretical insights with good narratives; an objective study of an area full of subjectivities; and, a thorough summary of important historical events. The book also offers an exhaustive bibliography full of valuable quotations and a much needed alphabetical index.

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