Why did I say it was alarming that this present state of affairs was not foreseen by the West?
But the book has a timeliness that Kalfus may not have foreseen.
Or, perhaps, one that could have been foreseen only with 20/20 hindsight.
Old English foreseon "have a premonition," from fore- "before" + seon "to see, see ahead" (see see (v.)). Related: Foresaw; foreseeing; foreseen.