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Ataturk and Change – “Crescent and Star: Turkey Between Two Worlds”, Stephen Kinzer

August 30th, 2012 · No Comments · Ideology, Policy, Politics

“I am leaving no sermon, no dogma, nor am I leaving as my legacy any commandment that is frozen in time or cast in stone,” (Ataturk) said shortly before his death. “Concepts of well-being for countries, for peoples and for individuals are changing. In such a world, to argue for rules that never change would be to deny the reality found in scientific knowledge and reasoned judgment.”

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