Nesling meets Twain
May 30th, 2016
John Nesling was born in Ipswich, Suffolk, England in 1930. He emigrated to Canada from Australia, finally arriving in Vancouver in 1970. He has published three books: The Long Way Round (2006), Cold War (2014) and New Beginnings (2016). Nesling’s latest book, Cold War and Beyond, a Bystander’s Perception, is about the phenomenon of the Cold War from 1945 to 1991. The book attempts to make some sense out of history. As such, it is also a moral document. Nesling discovered that ‘history does not quite repeat itself, but it rhymes’ as Mark Twain so aptly stated. Chapter 9 attempts to speak on the problem of evil and the scapegoat principle with which we avoid it. Chapter 10 is about the awful inevitability of things. / Cold War and Beyond, a Bystander’s Perception. (2016 Island Blueprint) 978-0-9937401-0-7.