Tag Archives: Moscow

Venezuela Is Cuba Again!

The ideals of romanticized guerrilla war have a long history throughout Latin America, think of Jesuit priests waging insurgent war against oligarchies sanctioned by the Catholic Church throughout Central-South America; the 1980’s saw the tip of a Russian spear in Nicaragua. … Continue reading

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The Phantom Menace: Syria

The cynicism animating much of Washington remains at face value, worthless.  That’s because it is born from within the confines of self preservation alone.  Take Syria for example.  The fatal conceit dominating the halls of D.C. is that the U.S. … Continue reading

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Russia: Why Worry?

Vladimir Putin’s first major expression for power politics was to lay waste to the Georgian city of Grozny.  Next he criminalized its domestic political economy by jailing all domestic opponents beginning with Andrey Vyshinsky.  He then proceeded to blow-up its … Continue reading

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Paradoxes Of Russian Orientalism

Russia has always had a ‘Janus’ like face, for it faces two directions simultaneously, both east and west.  Its literature is tinged with western ruggedness.  Just witness the similarities between Tolstoy and American 19th century frontier literature.  Russian architecture faces … Continue reading

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