Born in the year Adolf Hitler came to power in Germany and reaching mandatory retirement a year before the new Millennium, the turbulent and cruel twentieth century to me was much more than history. I vividly remember war, hunger and occupation as a child and liberation and recovery when I grew up. Faith in a better and more peaceful world dominated my thinking as a student of law and in professional life thereafter. Since the successful and peaceful revolution in 1989 ended the division of Europe and the bipolar nuclear stalemate, we collectively entered the brave new world of organised forgetting. Nevertheless, the footprints of that past century are still all around. This series is intended to identify, to explain and to remember, because the more things are said to change, the more things appear to remain the same. We must therefore learn from history if only to avoid repeating a few of the blunders of the past century.
Published in this Series; FOOTPRINTS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, by Wolf Legal Publishers.
1. Cultural Diplomacy: Waging War With Other Means? 2009
2. The Illusions of Détente, 2009.
3. Western Cooperation. Origins and History, (second edition) 2009.
4. EUROPEAN UNIFICATION INTO THE TWENTY FIRST CENTURY FADING, FAILING, FRAGILE? (Second Edition) March 2012
5. Forthcoming: Neither Justice nor Order