Base diplomacy on: The right thing to do

This is uncommonly good advice for Americans to heed. ____________ Wrecking Russia’s economy could be a disaster for the west Angus Roxburgh It’s sheer folly to hope that the country is destabilised and Vladimir Putin overthrown. We’ve no idea what the outcome would be. Photograph: Maxim Marmur/AFP/Getty Images 'Bush understood nothing about Russia – from …

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn – Artist & Advocate

A literary man of immense importance in the twentieth century. Many consider his address to Harvard graduates to be his masterpiece. The speech surprised many in the West since it took aim at Western culture's fundamental problems. Reading this speech today, it remains a dramatic probe into the West's psyche, both conscious and unconscious, and …

Czeslaw Milosz – Biography – The Wilno Poet Under California Skies

Czeslaw Milosz - The Wilno Poet Under California Skies November 2012 It is not an anomaly to be transformed by the breadth and scope of the Northern California landscape. To stand on a mountain and look over the rocky shore and the expanse of the blue Pacific is a powerful sensation. While one's awe eventually …