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.