ALBERTO INDELICATO historian, professor and diplomat. He entered the diplomatic service in 1954 and was sent to Austria, Argentina, Hungary, and France. Italian ambassador at UNESCO (Paris), the German Democratic Republic (East Berlin), the UNO and the International Atomic Agency (Vienna). He is the author of essays and articles and the following books: The Brezhnev Doctrine, The False Fascisms, The Hammer and the Compass, Life Agony and Death of Communist Germany, Memories from a Ghost Country, Euroland Against Europe, Spies and Professors in Kádár’s Hungary, Utopists, Idealists and Politicians of the 20th Century. He has taught contemporary history at St. Pio V University and LUISS University in Rome.