When I take a week or so off from column-writing, I always counsel my editor to make space for the columns of one Gwynne Dyer.
Now that is a joke.
This gentleman is a master of the craft, famous for writing a twice-a-week column in 175 newspapers in 45 countries around the world. He is encyclopedic in his international political and economic knowledge. Pick any region, any country, and query him about the current situation there. You’ll receive a balanced and factual analysis that will both enlighten and enlarge your grasp. You’ll be informed and entertained, and never left without hope.