Monday, October 17, 2005


Walter Laqueur, legendary historian and one of the sharpest and clearest minds of our time, has joined The Free West. Walter will post his commentaries and observations on this site. His experience, knowledge and reputation will make a welcome contrast to my, often emotional, posts. Watch his posts, which will be signed by him.
I am honored that Walter, whose studies of Nazi Germany, Fascism and the Holocaust are part of the central curriculum of Western civilization, is going to blog here. There are not many people of his stature and maturity taking the step to enter the Empire of the Blogosphere.
Walter did.
I bow to him.

Walter Laqueur directed the Institute of Contemporary History (Wiener Library) in London from 1964 to 1994. He was Chairman of the international research board of the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington (he was at CSIS from 1970 - 2001).
Walter Laqueur was founder and editor of the Journal of Contemporary History, chairman of the board of editors of the Washington Quarterly, and editor of the Washington Papers monograph series. He is the author of many books and has published numerous articles in such newspapers and periodicals as the New York Times, the Washington Post, Commentary, Encounter, and the New Republic.
Laqueur's books and articles have been published in many countries. His works include The Dream That Failed: Reflections on the Soviet Union (Oxford University Press, 1994) and Fascism: Past, Present, and Future (Oxford University Press, 1996). A 66-page bibliography of Laqueur's work was published in 1986.
His most recent works are 'Voices of Terror' (2004) and 'No end to war: terrorism in the Twenty First Century' (paperback 2004). Please visit Amazon.Com's amazing list of Walter Laqueur's work.


Blogger ulrich speck said...

That's great news. Walter Laqueur is one of the most brillant minds in todays world. Congratulations.

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