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Blabbing every book I’ve read in 2023 – Part III

Eventually, I have read 45 books in 2023, here’s the third part of the list. You can find the first part of this review here and the second part here. I am a bit late with the third part of my 2023 book review, because I got a bit busy during the last days of last year, but most of it was already done, I just had to finish the post. I hope you can find something among the titles that you find interesting, generally, I liked everything I’ve read in 2023. Another non-fiction in the second half of the…

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Blabbing every book I’ve read in 2023 – Part II

I’m still on track to read 45 books in 2023, and in these posts I am sharing what they were and how I liked them. I posted about the first 15 books I’ve read this year in this post. At the time of publishing this one after Christmas, I am one and two half books (yes, two halves) closer to achieving my goal. But again, my initial goal was 35, so I’m already over achieved. Since I was studying at a post-graduate course in the first half of the year, I read significantly less during that time, that means I’ve…

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Blabbing every book I’ve read in 2023 – Part I

If all goes well I will finish 2023 with 45 books read and here’s a list and a short review of them all. Everybody is posting their end of the year reviews around this time, this year it seems there is no overlap between my list and President Obama’s, but I’ve also read some great books. This one goes up before Christmas, when hopefully I will add many more pages, although unfortunately in Hungary we don’t celebrate Christmas like the Icelanders, where they spend Christmas reading. After listening to this podcast episode recently, I was ready to make arrangements to…

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My blog is (almost) back

It’s been a long time. I am writing this first new post on a new(ish) platform and sharing what this blogging hiatus had got to do with European Parliament and Council Regulation 2018/302. The headline is actually more like a clickbait than a showcase of what to expect from this post, because the truth is I have no idea what my having to move all my content and change service provider had to do with a five year old EU law, but I am about to tell this story anyway. Let’s start where we left off, I started studying an…

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I’m back (I think)

I haven’t posted in a while, but now I’m on a new platform and full of new ideas. When I first started blogging on Tumblr (back when Tumblr used to be cool, I guess), my goal was to be able to share (reblog, mostly) the ideas and information that most inspired me in the topic of international law and world affairs. Soon, I discovered the directions I wanted to go, and started to create more of my own content. Then as my interests evolved and my free-time became practically non-existent, blogging was less of a priority and the quality of…

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July 2020 in quotes

1.  “If you haven’t tasted what tyranny is, be prepared, because tyranny is not comfortable.” 2. “Maxwell played a critical role in helping Epstein to identify, befriend and groom minor victims for abuse.” 3.  “The Saudi process was anything but justice. It was a travesty of justice.” 4. “ This Fourth of July, one of the most patriotic things you can do is wear a mask.“ 5. “ I am running for president of the United States!” 6. “The very purpose of my life is to serve as much as I can. Music can help people in a way that I can’t.”…

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Sunday Smack

Happy Sunday everybody! Just when you think this year couldn’t get any weirder, there comes the next thing. It’s hard to imagine where can we go from here… In addition to this week’s selection I hope you’ll check out my post on, I wrote about some important stuff there. Happy reading! The July 1st march: Another endangered democratic landmark for Hong Kong This issue is getting way less coverage in world news than the graveness of it would deserve. You can support the campaign to support democracy and freedom in Hong Kong at The COVID-19 tracking apps ecosystem unraveled:…

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June 2020 in quotes

1.  “Has the Bible ever been used in a more disingenuous and exploitative way?” 2. #blackouttuesday 3.  “I want to speak directly to the young men and women of color in this country who have witnessed too much violence and too much death… I want you to know that you matter. I want you to know that your lives matter. That your dreams matter.” 4.  “But mourning about Trianon can no longer be the focus of Hungarian politics, because, apart from the fact it leads nowhere, it paralyses, makes it incapable of action; it also consumes the moral and political…

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Sunday Smack

Happy Sunday! This year is getting weirder and weirder, I guess and one can only hope we will come out of it into an improved and healed world in every way.  In Hungary official communication suggests we are over the pandemic (COVID-19, there is no communication about the other one, i.e. racism), theaters are opening, beaches are crowded, people are out and about like nothing happened, while there are still several new cases every day. I can’t really decide whether I am overly precautious for not wanting to mingle with people for a while or they are irresponsible for doing…

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“That may seem absurdly ambitious, but if the United Nations does not attempt to chart a course for the world’s peoples in the first decades of the new millennium, who will?” – former @unitednations Secretary General @kofiannan The UN Charter was signed 75 years ago today in San Francisco. 📖 #UN75 #UnitedNations #UNCharter #inHungarian #ENSZAlapokmány #wethepeoples (helyszín: Budapest, Hungary)

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