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"Martin is a talented writer and story teller." 

- Forrest Fenn, author of The Thrill of the Chase

Hunt #1: Seek and Ye Shall Find - SOLVED!
Please note: While this book is still available for sale, the prize has been claimed and the hunt is over.

Appropriate for all ages. It's 98 pages, which I think is long enough to share some entertaining stories, but short enough to not completely bury the hidden clues. 

I have two versions available: a full color version and a black & white version. The black & white version is exactly the same as the full color version, except for one thing...It's black & white! I created the black & white version to help lower the retail due the printing costs associated with the full color version. 

The full color version is enjoyable because I have quite a few photographs related to my stories that are best viewed in color. However, no clues are lost in the black & white version, so if you want to solve the puzzle and don't care about seeing the photos in color, the black & white version will work just fine.

A Kindle version is also available.

An excerpt is available on Amazon.

If you have an older version of my book, updated QR codes can be found here.


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Normative Issues in International Relations: Bridging the Communitarian/Cosmopolitan Divide

This one isn't a treasure hunt. I wrote this more than 20 years ago...

At some point or another, every state pursues a foreign policy which it will try to explain or justify in moral terms. From simple censures and sanctions against states who behave not only in opposition to international law, but also against a more loosely defined international morality, to full scale military interventions for expressly "humanitarian" purposes, ideas of morality and human rights clearly exist in international relations. This does not mean that these ideas exist clearly.

What are the origins of these rights? What is the moral standing of states? And when shall human rights be sacrificed to protect the autonomy of a state (or vice versa)? These questions are but a sampling of the normative issues with which the discipline of international relations was originally concerned and to which it is now focusing a renewed interest. 

This academic essay, written while I was at The London School of Economics and Political Science in 1997-1998, addresses the core questions mentioned above by reviewing two major schools of thought in International Relations (Communitarianism and Cosmopolitanism) and by attempting to present an alternative approach by introducing the concept of "trickle up morality".

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