Alexander Kugushev was born in France, and educated successively in Yugoslavia, Austria, Switzerland, and Argentina. The son of political émigrés, growing up in a Europe rent by conflicts between the two World Wars, he experienced a fair share of life’s ups and downs. As a boy and into his early teens, he lived through World War II, the defining experience of his life. He is a journalist by trade and a publisher by profession, having published educational materials in the United States for over forty years, in print and on the internet. He was the founder and CEO of CyberGnostics, an online educational publisher. He is a committed naturalized American, speaks seven languages, and has traveled extensively throughout his life, at this point to over seventy countries. He has authored Resilient America – An immigrant examines our nation’s adaptive continuity (www.resilientamerica.com) and lives in Menlo Park, in Northern California.