Eric Balkan

Biography

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Books

City of Tears
By Eric Balkan
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 79,460. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2011. Category: Fiction
City of Tears is set on the Central Asian steppes in the years prior to the rise of Genghiz Khan. It's an action-adventure story that gets into the heads of the nomads, showing how difficult it was for a leader to unite the tribes, but how explosive that force could be when united. And, specifically, how a lack of cross-cultural empathy can result in terrible massacres. Then as now.
Why Liberalism? How our Sense of Empathy and Fairness Determines our Political Orientation
By Eric Balkan
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,070. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
Ever wonder why it's virtually impossible to change someone's mind on a political issue? It's because political opinion is not based on philosophy, rational thinking or facts. But instead on the culture we've been socialized into. And specifically, how much that culture prizes empathy vs self-interest and the desire for fairness vs the desire for social stability.

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