One is the Loneliest Number

Being the world’s (self-declared) only “democrat” is quite lonely. Just ask Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin. The Russian President feels that there are no more democrats to talk to. No one who will understand the travails as the world’s “absolute, pure democrat.” “But you know the problem?” Putin rhetorically asks. “It’s not even a problem, it’s a […]

A Word From Your Sponsor

Due to the prevalence of “sock puppets” and disingenuous anonymous posters in the comments’ section, I’ve decided to get rid of anonymous posting. Now all commenters must be registered with Blogger. I didn’t want to do this, and I’m sure it will not prevent the sock puppet phenomenon over the long term, (however amusing they […]

America “Dizzy with Success”

Mikhail Gorbachev gave an interview with BBC’s The World This Weekend where he blamed the poor relations between Russia and the West on the United States. In the interview he said: “We lost 15 years after the end of the Cold War, but the West I think and particularly the United States, our American friends, […]