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The XXI century will be a сentury either of total all-embracing crisis or of moral and spiritual healing that will reinvigorate humankind. It is my conviction that all of us - all reasonable political leaders, all spiritual and ideological movements, all  faiths - must help in this transition to a triumph of humanism and justice, in making the XXI century a century of a new human renaissance.

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26 January 2017

New book by Mikhail Gorbachev published in Germany

 Today, Benevento Publishing released a book by well-known German journalist and publisher Franz Alt, titled “Please Come to Reason at Last. Let There Never Be Another War! An Appeal by Mikhail Gorbachev to the World.

The book is based on conversations between Franz Alt and Mikhail Gorbachev. Their most recent meeting took place on a cold dull autumn day in 2016, in Moscow. As Franz Alt wrote in his preface to the book, “A chilly Moscow weather was very much like the current frost in relations between Russia and the West. However, Mikhail Gorbachev is still assertive: he talks about opportunities for rapprochement, recalling that even during the Cold War 30 years back, rapprochement and disarmament became possible through mutual trust… We need to show patience. I am waiting for both sides to show it. Right now we all are making mistakes…”
“His answers to my questions are a new appeal to make tomorrow's world a better place. And this appeal comes at a time when global politics are hardly bound by any rules, when a new cold war is looming and even a real, hot war seems possible,” Mr Alt wrote.
A Russian language edition of the book is also ready for launch. In early February, it will be published on the Internet, to be subsequently released in paper format, along with editions in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese and Arabic.

This is already the second book published by Benevento in the “Appeal to the World” series. The first book was based on conversations between Franz Alt and the Dalai Lama.

The book is available at