For a Kinder, Gentler Society
Post Soviet, Euroslavia
  • Claudiu A. Secara
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Post Soviet, Euroslavia.
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They say America won the Cold War. But as America and the Anglophone world naturally wane and other power centers gain in strength, the cultural, geographical, and sheer mineral resources of Russia ensure it will continue to play an important role. Consolidating its position and capitalizing on its economic transformation, it looks set to confound all who claim that the Soviet Union somehow just fell apart at the very moment when it surpassed the United States militarily.

About the Author

The author, after successful careers in the socialist East and in the capitalist West, analyzes worldwide political and economic developments of the past decades, particularly economic change in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. Claudiu A. Secara suggests that Russia will be reinvigorated by compromising both models — the old communist orthodoxy as well as the new casino capitalism, which should bring Russia back to "socialist capitalism," through which the country may well become the dominant power in a Eurasian commonwealth within a new world order quite different from the one most Americans imagine.

Secara graduated from the University of Bucharest in 1972 with an advanced degree in Philosophy and Political Economy. He worked as a journalist in Bucharest for several years before resigning over the issue of journalistic independence; the next several years he devoted to travel and independent scholarship, teaching, odds jobs, reading and writing.

Later he bailed out of the peasant-socialist cum "state-capitalist" system entirely. He arrived in New York in 1983 and earned a Master's degree in Political Science from New York University in 1986. He earned a doctorate in International Business and a doctorate in Information Systems from Pace University in 1992, providing consulting services in international business and computer technologies for clients such as Panasonic, Bankers Trust, and Deutsche Bank. 

Secara departed from his consulting work at the World Trade Center in New York, in February 2001, in good time, and turned again to full-time research and writing. He wrote Time & Ego: Judeo-Christian Egotheism and the Anglo Saxon Industrial Revolution, a philosophical essay, Post-Soviet Euroslavia,  and the broader work, The New Commonwealth: From Feudal Corporatism to Socialist Capitalism. Since 1994 he has been expanding Algora Publishing, which he had launched years before.

Secara combines the talent of what was once called 'reading Pravda between the lines' with a classical education and independent analysis. He remains a self-described socialist, atheist, committed to enlightenment and liberty of thought.

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Were perestroika and glasnost' in fact bold, strategic moves by Russia to modernize and secure an unwieldy empire, renegotiating relations with its former constituent republics just in time to take the lead as the United States began to buckle...
Were perestroika and glasnost' in fact bold, strategic moves by Russia to modernize and secure an unwieldy empire, renegotiating relations with its former constituent republics just in time to take the lead as the United States began to buckle under the strains of over extending?Out of a roughly 700 million population, the new Eurasian Community has approximately 180 million Russian speakers, and 360 million speak a Slavic language ' a simple majority. In the afterglow of what has been termed "the unipolar moment," the book examines the potentially dominant role of Panslavism in the next evolution of a sovereign Euroslavia.

Pages 60
Year: 1998
Soft Cover
ISBN: 978-0-9646073-0-9
Price: USD 14.95
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