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Crimea and the Left: It's an Intellectual Wasteland Out There

12 Mar 2014 6:44 PM | Anonymous
As tensions ratchet up between Russia and the U.S. over the Crimea crisis, the American left seems to be lost in the wilderness and caught in a silly intellectual straightjacket. Leveling a heavy indictment of Vladimir Putin's power grab in the Ukraine seems to be a no-brainer, but you would not know it from listening to the likes of Stephen Cohen, a professor of Russian Studies and History at New York University. A kind of hyper-partisan ideologue, Cohen is a columnist for The Nation magazine and constantly seeks to apologize and make excuses for Putin, who in Cohen's view is simply conducting a "reasonable" foreign policy in the face of underhanded U.S. aggression.    Huffington Post. Read More 
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