Aug 172012


Dear Editors:

Read with great interest your forthcoming book notices.  Seems like Punto Press is on a roll!

V. Putin as seen by TIME Magazine in 2009. (Photo-illustration; Painting of Peter the Great: Getty; Putin: Sergei Guneyev / RIA-Novosti for TIME)

Having lived much of my life in what used to be called “Mitteleuropa”, I remain fascinated by the ebb and flow of powers on the map of Europe, certainly one of the great theaters of history, and one likely to continue among the epicenters of cultural, scientific and political currents in the modern world, along with America and the rising Asian powers. In my view, no matter what the US does—short of blowing up the whole world, which at times, as Mr. Craig Roberts so persuasively argues, it seems on the brink of doing, the 21st Century will be a multipolar world, one in which Russia will play an increasingly determinative role. (Please see, The Ultimate Target is Russia) Continue reading »