How to Mend a Broken World: A Comparative Study of Atatürk's Büyük Nutuk and Augustine's City of God

How to Mend a Broken World: A Comparative Study of Atatürk's Büyük Nutuk and Augustine's City of God

by Thomas Smedley

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How to Mend a Broken World: A Comparative Study of Atatürk's Büyük Nutuk and Augustine's City of God by Thomas Smedley

What do you do when your world falls apart? Panic? Despair? Or repair?

Augustine and Atatürk, a fifth-century African and a 20th-century Turk, each faced an empire's end. Each created, from the wreckage swirling around him, a lifeboat for his people.

They teach us how to focus our lives to achieve maximum results, for ourselves and for those who count on us.

Thomas C. Smedley, PhD, brings a technical writer's perspective to the social scientist's task. Decades of studying social collapses and regenerations come together in this study. Using literary criticism and computer-aided content analysis, Smedley sifts out common imperatives shared by world changers

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781461025542
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/24/2011
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.46(d)

About the Author

Thomas C. Smedley earned his PhD in Communication Studies in 2010 from Regent University. In his technical writing career, he uses sophisticated tools to describe sophisticated hardware and software. This pragmatic orientation surfaced earlier in his master's thesis, Social Maturity of Home School Children: A Communication Approach. He now applies this skill set to the issues surrounding collapsing civilizations, and discusses what it takes to offer hope to those in the midst of cultural disaster.

An interest in and affection for the Turkish people, culture, and language also informs this book.

Smedley lives with his wife and children in Durham, NC.

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