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Het einde als begin

November 24th, 2015  |  by  |  published in DES MENSEN, FOCUS | Comments Off on Het einde als begin

Het einde als begin

Sinds mijn vader, Janantoon, is overleden is het stil op deze site, zoveel redenen. Evidente redenen. Maar alle stilte ten spijt, ben ik wél blijven lezen. En ik wil graag de oude draad van het schrijven weer oppikken. En hoe beter dan met Het einde als begin?

Tiziano Terzani, Het einde als begin

August 18th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Boeken Maarten | Comments Off on Tiziano Terzani, Het einde als begin

Tiziano Terzani, Het einde als begin

Wanneer de Italiaanse journalist en schrijver Tiziano Terzani beseft dat zijn einde nabij is – hij lijdt aan kanker – besluit hij met zijn zoon Folco terug te blikken op zijn leven. Het resultaat is een bijzondere reeks gesprekken over moed en liefde, ziekte en verdriet, over schoonheid, vergankelijkheid en leren loslaten.

Christopher Hitchens, Arguably

November 3rd, 2013  |  by  |  published in Boeken Maarten | Comments Off on Christopher Hitchens, Arguably

Christopher Hitchens, Arguably

Arguably collects Hitchens’ writing on politics, literature and religion when he was at the zenith of his career; it is the indispensable companion to the finest English essayist since Orwell.

Nick Cohen, What’s Left?

November 3rd, 2013  |  by  |  published in Boeken Maarten | Comments Off on Nick Cohen, What’s Left?

Nick Cohen, What’s Left?

Flailing in a quagmire of mashed-up values and watered-down principles, the Left now defends fascists and champions a crippling cultural relativism that preaches ‘tolerance’ at the expense of justice, truth and freedom.

Daniel Ellsberg, Secrets

February 5th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Boeken Maarten | Comments Off on Daniel Ellsberg, Secrets

Daniel Ellsberg, Secrets

In 1971, former cold war hard-liner Daniel Ellsberg made history by releasing the Pentagon Papers—a 7,000-page top secret study of U.S. decision making in Vietnam—to The New York Times and The Washington Post. The document set in motion a chain of events that ended not only the Nixon presidency but the Vietnam War.

Marwan Bishara, The Invisible Arab

February 4th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Boeken Maarten | Comments Off on Marwan Bishara, The Invisible Arab

Marwan Bishara, The Invisible Arab

Today’s Arab generations are finishing the job their grandparents started several decades ago by extending the liberation of the land to its people, and in the process, recovering their personal and national dignity.

Robert Fisk, The Age of the Warrior

October 17th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Boeken Maarten | Comments Off on Robert Fisk, The Age of the Warrior

Robert Fisk, The Age of the Warrior

In a journalistic world where criticism of authority is considered subversive, The Age of the Warrior is a vital, provocative and insightful work from one of our most popular and indefatigable journalists.

David Edwards and David Cromwell, Newspeak in the 21st Century

June 5th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Boeken Maarten | Comments Off on David Edwards and David Cromwell, Newspeak in the 21st Century

David Edwards and David Cromwell, Newspeak in the 21st Century

Newspeak is packed with forensic media analysis, revealing the lethal bias in “balanced” reporting. Even the “best” UK media — the Guardian, the Independent, Channel 4 News and the BBC — turn out to be cheerleaders for government, business and war.

John Pilger, Freedom Next Time

February 18th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Boeken Maarten | Comments Off on John Pilger, Freedom Next Time

John Pilger, Freedom Next Time

Freedom Next Time is renowned journalist and film-maker John Pilger’s brilliant depiction of how courageous people battling to free themselves often glimpse freedom, only to see it taken away. He challenges us in the West to ‘look in the mirror’ at the actions of ‘our’ governments for the true source of much of the world’s fear and insecurity — and terrorism.



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