Excellent historical fiction. Well told tale of impossible love and conflicting intentions amid almost irreconcilable cultural differences.
Amazing how many Roman tribunes wandered first century Britain, falling in love with native girls. This is the second similarly themed book I’ve read this year. What makes this trend even more interesting is that it ignores a real tribune, who Continue reading →
On one thing I agree with Putin, Russia is a unique civilization, apart from Europe. So are we, Britain, Canada and lots of others. Russia, like Britain, is figuratively as well as literally on a pole of Europe, sharing some aspects, differing in others. Treating Russia like another France is a mistake.
Still, resurgent nationalism, such as Putin seems to be fanning in Russia, may threaten to world peace. Especially when neighbors with delusions of grandeur bump.