Fantastic essay pulling back the curtain of Putin’s appeal by with a quip from me on what Europe’s far right populists see (or want to see) in him
On Putin's strongman appeal, and its limits. “I do think these other leaders look at Putin and see not so much an inspiration but a type of permission,” says.
Garry Kasparov: “I do think these other leaders look at Putin and see not so much an inspiration but a type of permission.”
Excellent analysis from , , on Putin’s rise to power, his shrewd malleability to keep it, and the western leadership that watched it all happen.
"When the free world decided 25 years ago that it was all right to repress your people at home while still enjoying the markets and acceptance of the free world, it was a deal with the devil," tells
I wondered in Belgrade, why Serbs or any other nation, really, would declare a president of another country 'the best leader.' explains why the perfect man to lead in this age is #Russia president Vladimir #Putin.
Why fascination for #Putin-style ethno-populism is one of the most insidious dangers growing within #Western liberal democracies.
“The fact he is a colossus on clay legs is irrelevant. Perception is more important than facts,” said .
Perfect description of Putin: "a collage of all movies, both villain and hero."
Wow, do you know who first called Putin "the leader of the free world?" (Not Donald Trump, but you're warm.)