Wednesday, February 15, 2017

James W Carden — A Dangerous Hysteria on Russia

It seems to me that all (or most) of the problems stem from what are essentially irreconcilable approaches to international affairs; in an odd twist of history, since the fall of the Soviet Union, Russia’s foreign policy has become essentially Westphalian, while it is we Americans who have become the Trotskyite revolutionaries – in thrall to the ideal of waging a permanent “democratic” revolution on the rest of the world. As Americans, we should find this turn of events distressing.
Amateur hour from a realist point of view.

Consortium News
A Dangerous Hysteria on Russia
James W Carden | contributing writer for The Nation and editor of The American Committee for East-West Accord’s, and previously an advisor on Russia to the Special Representative for Global Inter-governmental Affairs at the US State Department

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