IN MEMORIAM - Special Report

Yossef Bodansky, a Uniquely Talented and Courageous Strategic Thinker, Leaves Us

  • Gregory Copley GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs
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Yossef Bodansky often seemed to make life as difficult for himself as he did for those who disagreed with his sweepingly insightful and yet granular analysis of world events. Even those who loved him and often agreed with him were not spared his perpetual and humorous pessimism. He was, in a sense, a fatalist, accepting that trends in human behavior were explicable but not necessarily easily changed. What is positive is that his critics have largely faded into insignificance, even when they retained their temporal powers within the US and other governments. The bottom line is that they fade into mediocrity, and Bodansky’s legacy survives.