EL MAPA DE MACKINDER

EL MAPA DE MACKINDER UNA BREVE GENEALOGIA DEL BREXIT Luis Francisco Martínez Montes El episodio de Suez, narrado en el capítulo anterior (ver El testamento de Cecil Rhodes en nuestra serie sobre la Intrahistoria geopolítica del siglo XX), demostró que, a finales del siglo XIX, el capital financiero transnacional estaba dispuesto a apostar por Gran…

GEORGE KENNAN AND THE HISPANIC-LUSITANIAN WORLD

GEORGE KENNAN AND THE HISPANIC-LUSITANIAN WORLD A CONTEMPORARY REFLECTION Antonio Luis Ramos Membrive Diplomático y escritor   Foreword   In May 1955, the renowned writer and Nobel Prize winner T.S. Eliot delivered an address at Hamburg University later published under the title Goethe as the Sage. It is an extremely interesting piece of work not…

EL TESTAMENTO DE CECIL RHODES

EL TESTAMENTO DE CECIL RHODES LA INFRAHISTORIA DIPLOMATICA DEL SIGLO XX (II)    Luis Francisco Martínez Montes Diplomático y Escritor   Concluimos el primer capítulo de La infrahistoria geopolítica del siglo XX dejando a los miembros de The Inquiry capitaneados por el Coronel House, el hasta entonces consejero áulico del Presidente Wilson, reunidos con los…

ENLARGING THE WEST

ENLARGING THE WEST THE HISPANIC WORLD AND THE LEGACY OF ALEXANDER   Christopher Columbus, by Adrian Collaert, circa 1575.   In The Man Who Would be King, Rudyard Kipling’s short story masterfully adapted for the big screen by John Houston, two opposed types of empire-seekers make an appearance. One is embodied by the character of…

A GAME AT CHESS

A GAME AT CHESS: A BLUEPRINT FOR BUILDING AND KEEPING AN EMPIRE.      Luis Francisco Martínez Montes Battle of the Terceira Island, 1582, fresco by Niccolo Granello in the Gallery of Battles, El Escorial. For the historian as well as for the practitioner of foreign policy with a penchant for things past, empires long defunct…

NAVIGATING A CENTURY OF UPHEAVAL

NAVIGATING A CENTURY OF UPHEAVAL By Gaurav Khanna and Parag Khanna Natural Disaster, by Leonardo da Vinci, circa 1517, Windsor Library On Apr. 2, 1917, President Woodrow Wilson delivered his “War Message” to Congress outlining the rationale for the US to enter World War I. Just four days later, Congress overwhelmingly declared war upon the…