About Pere Vilanova
Pere Vilanova is a professor of political science and government at the University of Barcelona. He comments regularly on international politics in media organisations.
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The heavyweight guide to Ukraine
Milton Wolff was his name. He died on 14 January 2008 at the age of 92. I had the great good fortune to meet him twice in my life and I will never forget him. Within a few hours of the announcement of his death, some of the major Spanish newspapers (El Pais, El Mundo, El Periodico) published articles about him, but there was almost nothing else on the internet, in European or American newspapers, and other media. One reliable source of news was - of course - on the website of the veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, for Milton was its last surviving commander. His eight predecessors had all died under fire, in Brunete or El Ebro, in 1937 and 1938.