A great man is one who collects knowledge the way a bee collects honey and uses it to help people overcome the difficulties they endure - hunger, ignorance and disease!
- Nikola Tesla

Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.
- Franklin Roosevelt

While their territory has been devastated and their homes despoiled, the spirit of the Serbian people has not been broken.
- Woodrow Wilson

Konstantin Fotić

Konstantin D. Fotić (Šabac, 1891 - Vašington, 1959) školovao se u Šapcu, a zatim završio prava u Bordou. U Balkanskim patovima služio je kao konjički oficir, a tokom I svetskog rata kao oficir za vezu sa Francuskom vojnom komandom na Solunskom frontu; 1915. postavljen je u Ministarstvo spoljnih poslova Kraljevine Srbije i sa Nikolom Pašićem učestvovao na mirovnim pregovorima u Parizu.

Kao diplomata je službovao je Bernu, Londonu, Parizu, Stokholmu, Beču itd., a obavljao je i razne dužnosti u ministarstvu spoljnih poslova Kraljevine SHS/Jugoslavije (šef Odeljenja za Ligu naroda, direktor Političkog odeljenja, pomoćnik ministra spoljnih poslova). Kao stalni delegat Jugoslavije pri Društvu naroda, učestvovao je na skoro svim međunarodnim konferencijama od 1926. do 1935. Smišljene intervencije i kontruktivni predlozi doneli su Fotiću veliki ugled među kolegama; često je bio pozivan da ravnopravno sa delegatima velikih sila učestvuje u najvažnijim sastancima vodećih evropskih državnika. Za poslanika u Vašingtonu postavljen je 1935. Kad je 1942. poslanstvo podignuto na rang ambasade, Fotić je postao prvi ambasador Jugoslavije u SAD.

Sahranjen je na groblju manastira Svetog Save u Libertivilu, Ilinois.


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Andre Terzic, M.D., Ph.D., has pioneered regenerative medicine at Mayo Clinic. He has authored more than 450 publications, advancing diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for heart failure. His works include team-science efforts in the discovery of genes for dilated cardiomyopathy and atrial fibrillation. He led efforts in the development of next-generation regenerative solutions, including first-in-class products for heart repair. His scientific manuscripts have been cited more than 10,000 times.

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My Brother's Keeper

by Fr. Radovan Bigovic

Rare are the books of Orthodox Christian authors that deal with the subject of politics in a comprehensive way. It is taken for granted that politics has to do with the secularized (legal) protection of human rights (a reproduction of the philosophy of the Enlightenment), within the political system of so-called "representative democracy", which is limited mostly to social utility or to the conventional rules of human relations. Most Christians look at politics and democracy as unrelated with their experience of the Church herself, which abides both in history and in the Kingdom, the eschaton. Today, the commercialization of politics—its submission to the laws of publicity and the brainwashing of the masses—has literally abolished the "representative" parliamentary system. So, why bother with politics when every citizen of so-called developed societies has a direct everyday experience of the rapid decline and alienation of the fundamental aspects of modernity?

In the Orthodox milieu, Christos Yannaras has highlighted the conception of the social and political event that is borne by the Orthodox ecclesiastical tradition, which entails a personalistic (assumes an infinite value of the human person as opposed to Western utilitarian individualism) and relational approach. Fr Radovan Bigovic follows this approach. In this book, the reader will find a faithful engagement with the liturgical and patristic traditions, with contemporary thinkers, Orthodox and non-Orthodox, all in conversation with political science and philosophy. As an excellent Orthodox theologian and a proponent of dialogue, rooted in the catholic (holistic) being of the Orthodox Church and of his Serbian people, Fr Radovan offers a methodology that encompasses the above-mentioned concerns and quests.