Russia, realism and the Wikileaks factor

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December 30, 2010
by Justin Raimondo  
Posted in Commentary

"If you’re an empire, with its vaunted self-assurance and air of invulnerability, any sort of sustained 'realist' foreign policy is fundamentally impossible because appearances must be kept up, no matter what the facts might be. Retreat is not an option: the frontiers of empire must be pushed ever-forward, never back. The idea that the Russians are falling back into a form of neo-communism, or neo-Stalinism, with Putin in the role of Ioseb Besarionis dze Jughashvili, is utter nonsense, and yet it serves the purposes of the War Party, which can never run out of enemies." (12/31/10)  

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