Sep 142017
Babylon Falling, latest title by Gaither Stewart

PATRICE GREANVILLE Speaking of the innocence of Myshkin, the protagonist of Dostoevsky’s novel, The Idiot, Stewart writes: “The innocence I am considering in the essay, “Innocence” is precisely Myshkin’s innocence, NOT the ignorance of uneducated, unschooled, unlettered common people. I have in mind instead the ignorance of the sophisticated and educated elite, the specialists, the ignorance […]

Sep 192016
JP Miller 3 Russian's Review

The Three Russians by Gaither Stewart Punto Press, New York Review by JP Miller It may seem strange to begin a review of a “spy story” by noting the stalwart morality of an apparently irredeemable and ruthless spy. But, Stewart’s creation of Misha Nikiforov, ex KGB and Russian successor to his influential and unforgettable Anatoly […]

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 […]