Friday, April 15, 2016

Christopher Caldwell — Why Vladimir Putin’s People Love Him

Must read. Deep backgrounder.

The Federalist
Why Vladimir Putin’s People Love Him
Christopher Caldwell

This essay first appeared in the Winter 2015-16 Claremont Review of Books.

1 comment:

MRW said...

Great insight:

But traditional measures of statesmanship have, since the end of the Cold War, cut little ice with Western leaders and the pundits who judge them. We have rebaptized as “human rights” the system of identity-group and interest-group politics by which America is ordered, and by which America orders the world. Putin, who plays by an older set of rules, is cast as a brigand or a desperado. Or even as a madman.