Articles by Timothy R Homan

March 27, 2008

Adaptations and Imaginations 0

I’ve never been a big fan of film adaptations of books. If I watch the movie version and then decide to read the book, as is currently the case with American Psycho, I can’t help but have an image of the actors in my head. If I read the book and then watch the film, […]

February 19, 2008

Expat Laureate: Paul Bowles’s Too Far From Home 2

The short story was but one of many writing genres embraced by author Paul Bowles, known also for his novels, travel essays and poems. The influential American writer drew the admiration of other literary giants such as Tobias Wolff and Norman Mailer, who said Bowles “let in the murder, the drugs, the incest, the death […]

January 28, 2008

Trading Ideals: A review of Edward Gresser’s Freedom From Want 0

With the prospect of a Democrat in the White House, paired with a continued Democratic majority in Congress, many old and new ideas on the liberal agenda are poised to come to fruition in 2009. One item likely to be on the to-do list is the future of international trade. In Freedom From Want: American […]

November 28, 2007

Churchill in Fiction: A Review of Never Surrender by Michael Dobbs 0

Yet another book about World War II may seem like a yawner. Because, seriously, what hasn’t been written about the subject already? With the history side of things well-documented, most new books delve into personal accounts of the war years. In Never Surrender, British author Michael Dobbs does just that, but with a twist. The […]

November 21, 2007

Making the Case for Classics and Against Blogs 2

Why is it that so many people are turned off by the classics? Is it because would-be readers are afraid they won’t “get it?” Or does reading a well-known tome on the subway or in a cafe exude an air of pretentiousness, when it’s more likely that the reader just never followed through on that […]

October 2, 2007

Fighting Terrorism Is Easy, Don’t You Know?: Thinking Like A Terrorist by Mike German 0

This guest contribution comes from Timothy R. Homan, a journalist based in Washington, D.C. Counterterrorism officials in the United States, and elsewhere, have failed to utilize two easily accessible tools in the war against terrorism, according a former FBI undercover agent who uses his personal experiences to support his recommendations in Thinking Like a Terrorist […]

August 21, 2007

Winning Isn’t Everything: Victory in War by William C. Martel 0

This guest contribution comes from Timothy R. Homan, a journalist based in Washington, D.C. In September, as many Americans reflect on the sixth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, four government reports detailing progress in the war in Iraq will be presented to Congress and the American public. The most anticipated of these is expected to […]