Abdul Basit Adeel

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Resulullahla Benim Aramdaki Farklar – Ah Muhsin Ünlü

Resulullah süper bir insandı, ben o kadar değilim,
Resulullah yolda Ebu Bekir’i görse ‘es selamu aleyküm ya Sıddık’ derdi,
Ben yolda Ebu Bekir’i görsem tanımam.
Resulullah asla yalan söylemezdi; ben annem ölürken hiç ağlamadım.
Ben annem ölürken çok ağladım çünkü annem
Gırtlağından hırıltılar çıkarırken nasıl terliyordu, görmeliydiniz.


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Was the Rise of Neoliberalism the Root Cause of Extreme Inequality?

Imagine if the people of the Soviet Union had never heard of communism. The ideology that dominates our lives has, for most of us, no name. Mention it in conversation and you’ll be rewarded with a shrug. Even if your listeners have heard the term before, they will struggle to define it.…
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The night of an unsuccessful coup

None of us knew what was upon us!

My friend was in an unusual melancholy like something unpleasant was about to happen. We received a phone call at 22:36. A friend – in panic – told us to stay put. She suggested that there was a probable terrorist attack around Üsküdar and consequent military mobilization to thwart it.…
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Pierre Bourdieu in brief

The French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu approaches power within the context of a comprehensive ‘theory of society’ which – like that of Foucault – we can’t possibly do justice to here, or easily express in the form of applied methods (Navarro 2006). And although his subject was mainly Algerian and French society, we have found Bourdieu’s approach useful in analysing power in development and social change processes (see the articles by Navarro, Moncrieffe, Eyben and Taylor and Boser in Eyben, Harris et.…
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Stakes are high for Erdoğan

On June 7, 2015 Turkey is going to hold its 24th general election – probably the most heated in last two decades. In this country which is on the path of spectacular economic development, the voter turnout is over 80% – one of the highest among European countries. Though the ruling Justice and Development Party aka the AKP (Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi) is expected to secure a majority in the parliament, there is a lot is on the stake for them during these elections.…
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Book Review: The Shortest History of Europe by John Hirst

Hirst, John. The Shortest History of Europe. Black Inc., 2009.

John Hist is an Australian historian and intellectual, currently serving as an emeritus professor of history at La Trobe University, Melbourne. His book The Shortest History of Europe is a relatively concise yet an impressive book. In the print form, the book spans 160 pages however, I got the chance to read electronic copy which was well configured for my kindle device.…
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Book Review: The Ottoman Empire 1700-1922 by Donald Qataert

Quataert, Donald. The Ottoman Empire, 1700-1922. Cambridge University Press, New York. 2005.

The Donald Quataert (late) was Middle East/ Ottoman historian and Distinguished Professor at Binghamton University with a particular interest in economic/labor and social history. The book under review provides a general overview of the Ottoman Empire. Around 200 pages in length, this book is one of the Cambridge’s New Approaches to European History series publications which tend to provide concise and authentic knowledge on diverse topics in post-renaissance history to an international audience – mainly high school and undergraduate level students as well as general readers.…
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Friedrich Engels – A Glimpse

Friedrich Engels (1820 – 1895) was one of the contemporaries of Karl Marx. Both worked in close association and are considered to be the fathers of Marxist theory. Engels came from a well off Prussian family. His father owned textile mills. His family raised him as a Christian yet he developed atheist ideas.…
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Max Weber: The Protestant Ethics & The Spirit of Capitalism

Max Weber’s The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism is undoubtedly his most acclaimed work published in 1905. It was not translated into English until 1930. In this book, Weber tried to provide an alternative narrative of emergence of capitalism which was totally different from his predecessor, Karl Marx. While Marx saw religion as just a tool of bourgeoisie to maintain the status quo, Weber placed it at the core of capitalism.…
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Saint Simon: Intro

Saint Simon (1760 – 1825) was a nobleman by birth but renounced his title after the French revolution. He participated in the American Revolution and wrote actively on politics and society. For a short period of time, he indulged in business which he left after a feud with his partner. Then he studied physiology and surrounded himself with intellectuals and started developing his profound ideas.…
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