Charles A. Ward is perhaps the best known of the academics who have endeavored to explain the relevance of Nostradamus' prophecies. He marshals an impressive array of linguistic and historical facts to back up his position on these enigmatic predictions. Charles Ward was a believer and once you've read his book you will be too.
Since governments, sects, and countries will undergo such sweeping changes, diametrically opposed to what now obtains, that were I to relate events to come, those in power now-- monarchs, leaders of sects and religions-- would find these so different from their own imaginings that they would be led to condemn what later centuries will learn how to see and understand. - Nostradamusread more