Aug 232016

=By= Gaither Stewart EDITORS PREFATORY NOTE Cultures across time have embraced the archetype of the “fool” or “holy fool.” These cultural characters play many roles, but there is an underlying edge to them, for they force a kind of introspection; a sharp edged examination of the issue at hand; through the use of distraction and […]

Jul 202016
China Rising: Through a glass, clearly

Moti Nissani reviews Jeff Brown’s latest tour de force China Rising: Capitalist Roads, Socialist Destinations [Print Replica] Kindle Edition by Jeff J. Brown (Author) / 719 pp  Kindle edition   By Dr. Moti Nissani, Professor Emeritus, Wayne State University Jeff Brown’s book, China Rising: Capitalist Roads, Socialist Destinations, helped me close that gap. For one […]

Jul 012016
Paul Garrett reviews "The Three Russians"

Reviewed by PAUL GARRETT The Three Russians. Punto Press, June 2016. By Gaither Stewart “The Three Russians” by Gaither Stewart, TGP’s own Senior Editor and European Correspondent, has just been released and is available at Amazon and other outlets. hen confronted with geopolitical foes, the US attempts to dehumanise its opponents and classify them as threats.  […]

Jun 132016
"Amulet" - A  Political-Fantasy Novel  by Roberto Bolaño

=By= Gaither Stewart AMULET  A Political-Fantasy Novel by Roberto Bolaño As read and admired by political novelist Gaither Stewart am reading for the first time the work of Chilean born writer, Roberto Bolaño. His novel, Amulet, set in a phantasmagoric Mexico City that, perhaps, also because it is Latin America’s biggest city, represents the entire […]

Jun 062016
From the Shores of the Caspian Sea to Central Asia - Kazakhstan and Russia Reunited

=By= Gaither Stewart (Extract from my Iranian diary; a Saturday in June, 1900s) Again, in the early morning, we had driven through the rugged Elburz Mountains from Tehran to the Caspian Sea, then west-northwest up the Caspian coast as far as Ramsar, and then doubled back east along the shore. I, the official interpreter, had […]