Monday, February 05, 2018
A Second Cold War
Thanks to Ann Althouse for posting this on her blog.
When these 10,316 days began, we may have naively supposed that, given the democratic movement sweeping Russia, that post-Cold War life would be less problematic. In fact, what we see is that the same paranoia, desire to conquer, and national inferiority complex that have driven Russia since the days of Peter the Great, make that country and the thug who leads its government the United States' greatest national security threat.
It's good that the Soviet Union fell, along with the Berlin Wall. But, in some ways, we are living in a second Cold War in which the Moscow Gangster is undermining American democracy and influence, whether our leaders know it or not.