This month, we share two pieces that explore:
Mikhail Gorbachev and his impact on history
The new book of political scientist Francis Fukuyama
“With the death of Mikhail Gorbachev, the last great statesman, and an entire epoch, disappears,” writes journalist Roberto Savio in Gorbachev, the Last Statemen. “After Gorbachev, politicians lost the dimension of statesmen,” he continues. “They have gradually fallen back to the demands of electoral success, to short-time politics, to the shelving of debates of ideas, and instead turn not to reason, but to the voters’ instincts.”
Journalist Roberto Savio is the publisher of OtherNews, adviser to INPS-IDN, and to the Global Cooperation Council. He is also co-founder of Inter Press Service (IPS) news agency and its President Emeritus.
Journalist Sergio C. Fanjul sat down with political scientist Francis Fukuyama to discuss a new book that identifies the threats to classical liberalism: runaway capitalism and too much identity politics. “Francis Fukuyama answers questions quickly and accurately, with surgical precision: it is clear that he has given a lot of thought to what he says,” comments Fanjul.
Sergio C. Fanjul has several published books and awards such as the Paco Rabal for Cultural Journalism or the Pablo García Baena for Poetry. Since 2009, he has signed columns and articles in El País.