The Truth and Beauty of Madrid and Lombardia (Down and Out)

Summary: The fate of Europe depends on many factors, not least on the support of the people in Europe's periphery for the European Union. Today we have an excerpt from Truth & Beauty that gives an accurate picture of conditions in this pivotal region, with a comparison to Russia's time of troubles. . This is … Continue reading The Truth and Beauty of Madrid and Lombardia (Down and Out)

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The Truth and Beauty about Russia

Summary: The inaccurate descriptions of Russia in the western media shows its fraudulent nature. Today we have an excerpt from Truth & Beauty that gives a more accurate picture of one the world's three great powers. Today we have an excerpt from the September 14 issue of Truth & Beauty, by Eric Kraus and Alexander … Continue reading The Truth and Beauty about Russia

The Truth and Beauty about the Pussy Riot

Summary: The Pussy Riot episode revealed much about Russia, and the coverage in the western media shows its fraudulent nature. Today we have an excerpt from Truth & Beauty that explains both. Today we have an excerpt from the September 14 issue of Truth & Beauty, by Eric Kraus and Alexander Teddy. They shine the … Continue reading The Truth and Beauty about the Pussy Riot

A smart expatriate, Eric Kraus, gives a rant about the decline of the West

Summary:   As the saying goes, with distance comes perspective.  Eric Kraus writes from Russia about the decline of the West, a theme frequently discussed on the FM website -- to which he brings some new insights. But the future will be what we make it. "Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, … Continue reading A smart expatriate, Eric Kraus, gives a rant about the decline of the West

Question time on the FM website (plus The Week in Review)

Ask any question about geopolitics, broadly defined. We -- and others reading the FM website -- will attempt to answer it in the comments.   All answers welcomed! Contents Questions received so far To start the discussion: articles of interest this week A disturbing fact to disturb this week's sleep Quote of the week (1)  Questions … Continue reading Question time on the FM website (plus The Week in Review)

Something obvious about today’s world that’s seldom mentioned by our journalists

Summary:   We could publish a newspaper with nothing but old analysis that would tell us more about the world than does the New York Times, because our intelligensia has become lost in its myths -- unable to see obvious trends in the world.  Here's a brief example from the always insightful Eric Kraus (an American … Continue reading Something obvious about today’s world that’s seldom mentioned by our journalists

A view of the world from Russia

Valuable insights from a non-American perspective (an expat living in Russia):  "(Back) Under the Volcano" (1.3 MB PDF), Eric Kraus, Truth and Beauty, 24 May 2010 -- Posted with permission.  Excerpt: The frankly self-serving free-market orthodoxy, still taken as axiomatic by many in the financial industry, and which has recently acquired a status close to … Continue reading A view of the world from Russia