As I See It: Selected Writings of Leo Sarkisian: Edited and with an introduction by Antranig Kasbarian

· Hairenik Press
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As I See It is a collection of essays on Armenian-American culture, politics, and current affairs by the late Leo Sarkisian (1934-1992), a prolific writer, commentator and activist who served for many years as regional chairman of the Armenian National Committee.

During five decades of political activism, Sarkisian became widely regarded as a leader in the effort to promote and modernize the Armenian Cause. Working on behalf of the Armenian National Committee, Sarkisian was instrumental in politicizing the Armenian Genocide issue and worked in numerous forums- the United Nations, the United States Congress, the media, public schools, and grassroots coalitions - to present the story of dispossessed people as an international question of contemporary relevance.

The book is arranged into six sections, entitled "Early Writings," "Armenian-American Community Life," "The Armenian Self-Image," "The Armenian Genocide," "International Politics," and "Armenian-American Culture." The essays contained therein were written between 1951 and 1992, during Sarkisian's several stints as a columnist for The Armenian Weekly.

About the author

 During Five Decades of political activism, Leo Sarkisian (1934-1992) became widely regarded as a leader in the effort to promote and modernize the Armenian Cause. Working on behalf of the Armenian National Committee, Sarkisian was instrumental in politicizing the Armenian Genocide issue and worked in numerous forums - the UN, the US Congress, media, public schools, and grassroots coalitions - to present the story of dispossessed people as an international question of contemporary relevance. At the same time, Sarkisian was a prolific commentator on Armenian affairs, serving as an essayist and columnist for The Armenian Weekly over a span of nearly 40 years. As I See It includes a representative sample of Sarkisian's writings, covering a diverse range of themes - from international politics to Armenian Cuisine, from US popular culture to Armenian Diasporan self-image.

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