This book is a comparative study of the political theories of Thomas Jefferson, one of the founders of the United States of America, and Kemal Atatuerk, the founder of modern Turkey. Similarities are found in their imperial settings, wars of national independence, establishment of republics, freedom of religion, public education, and ecomics. The impact of these two great political thinkers on the West and the Middle East is detailed.
The Author: Garrett Ward Sheldon is The John Morton Beaty Professor of Political and Social Sciences at The University of Virginia's College at Wise. A noted Jefferson scholar, he is the author of The Political Philosophy of Thomas Jefferson; The History of Political Theory; and Religion and Politics. Dr. Sheldon has lectured at Oxford University, Moscow University, and at the University of Istanbul.