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Forget the tears. The West is happy that Russia has attacked Ukraine

At first it may seem of course a terrible thing even to just entertain such a thought. Yet there are a lot of elements to suggests that Europe and the United States may not entirely be disinterested in the prolongation of the Ukrainian crisis, since February taken to a new level by the open confrontation […]

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Opinion Russia Ukraine

The Russians underestimated the power of Western propaganda – Nachdenkseiten

This article originally appeared on Nachdenkseiten.de For years, Russia put up with almost everything. The West waged war after war in many corners of the world. Lies like those about the alleged weapons of mass destruction in order to be able to wage war against Iraq. Western wars in Afghanistan, in Syria, in Libya. Expansion […]

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Geopolitics Opinion Politics

The Western citizen is being prepared for yet another war

The typical Western citizen today firmly believes in the sanctity of freedom and democracy. Ask Europeans and Americans: most are deeply convinced the West is home to freedom and democracy and that freedom and democracy constitute the basis of good governance in the Western world. Freedom and democracy are of course universal values which can […]

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Opinion Ukraine

How many years must pass for us to learn the truth about the Maidan?

This will not happen until society is ready, at least emotionally. As you know, revolutions like to feast on their enemies for breakfast, dine with fellow travelers, and prefer their creators for dinner. The only difference is the length of the break between meals. History is outrageously cyclical and cynical. Now, as well as eight […]

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Belarus Geopolitics Opinion Poland United States

On the way to doom. The danger of war grows day by day. By Wolfgang Bittner

This article first appeared on Nachdenkseiten.de On the borders of Belarus, as it has been for some time in eastern Ukraine, the fuse is burning for a great war that would mean the end of Europe. Poland and the Baltic states, which, as compliant vassals of the USA, are constantly agitating against their eastern neighbors, […]

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Belarus Opinion Poland

Bad inhumane walls, good democratic and free walls

One year ago, the entire civilized world breathed a sign of relief when Donald Trump, the Wall Man, was removed from office. Donald Trump was a racist monster, unsympathetic to the plight of refugees and migrants trying to desperately make it into the US and to find safe haven there. Donald Trump’s bigot opposition to […]

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Opinion Politics

Diego Fusaro: Against the G20, a gathering of soulless oligarchs

This post was originally published on Diego Fusaro’s Facebook page. Allow me some rhapsodic reflections on the G20 in Rome. Starting from the very essence of the G20, a periodic meeting with which the cosmopolitan bosses and their government butlers meet in different locations from time to time to take stock of their agenda and […]

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Opinion Politics

Why Hobbes still reigns supreme

In contemporary academia liberalism has gained the upper hand, including in the field of international relations. This has led to a vehement rejection of the ideas of the influential British philosopher Thomas Hobbes. Hobbes is generally associated in international relations theory with realist principles that ostensibly define the international arena as being driven by the […]

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Opinion

It’s time to kick Poland and Hungary out of the EU

It does not matter whether it’s about gay rights or something else IT’S TIME TO KICK POLAND AND HUNGARY OUT OF THE EU The European Union is first and foremost a community of shares values. In the EU democracy, tolerance, freedom, diversity, the rule of law and human rights for everyone should be self-evident foundations. […]

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Opinion Politics

The “masses” are rejecting “liberal” hegemony

Joe Biden’s announcement that US troops will be pulled out of Afghanistan this year on the 11th of September is the umpteenth example of the pervasive liberal hypocrisy that dwells within the western media sphere. The point here is not a condemnation of Bidens decision: rather what is of interest is the way the press […]

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Opinion

The West lives in an illusion

It is one of the strangest things of our era. Your average Western citizen is enthusiastic about the idea of a globalized world and purports to look at cultural and national differences as little more than relics of a long gone past: these ideas amount to nothing more than prejudices and bigotry and must be […]

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Opinion Russia Turkey

Why is the West so obsessed with Putin (and Ergodan, and China)?

Rarely a day goes by without some outraged denunciation of Putin’s regime by some Western intellectual and the Western press. The European Union has devoted an entire agency to the purpose, called EUvsDisinformation, whose task is to label as disinformation, of course Russian disinformation, any hint of criticism of the EU, NATO or the West […]

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Culture Opinion

Women’s Day has become a day of rage and frustration

It feels like centuries away, but only a few years ago in some Western countries, Women’s Day was regarded as an occasion to celebrate. Today this celebration has become a day of anger and discontent, with many women loudly voicing their frustration (at men, of course) to protest inequality, sexism and other injustices. One would […]

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Opinion

There is no alternative to liberalism

Like democracy, liberalism is at the center of the entire contemporary Western political ideological construct. In the much used phrase “liberal democracy”, the “liberal” component seems to have gained even more importance than the “democracy” factor in giving “liberal democracy” the aura of universal legitimacy. As the discussion in recent years has shown, democracy per […]

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Opinion United States

A president should be judged by his actions, not his politeness

This is truly pathetic. The news media is calling President Trump “Indecent” for not accepting the election result – and “rude” for being mean on Twitter. The media’s definition of a “good” and “decent” President is a polished politician who says nice and polite words on tv and Twitter – but they have no problems […]

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Opinion Politics

Elections are nothing but entertainment

There are no elections in this world. There is a political entertainment show for the plebeians, on the one hand, and on the other, the elites who really have the power to make decisions behind the scenes of this show, bound by centuries of traditions, internal agreements and clan solidarity. At the same time, the […]

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Belarus Opinion

People need order, not freedom

Sergey Klimkovich, Minsk If you remove from the idea of the power the husk of words like “democracy”, “dictatorship”, “plutocracy” and expose its essence without political hues, parties and superstructures, what remains is the purest antithesis of anarchy, chaos and the “war of all against all”. Anarchy or “weak power” is the worst possible lot. […]

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Opinion

Dehumanization is the recipe for civil war

Sergey Klimkovich, Minsk Dehumanization happens when the object of persecution (as it is very often in political mass hysteria), ridicule or hatred, a living person, is equated with a useless thing or with a terrible and evil animal, for which does not need to be sorry if they are torn to pieces or slapped a […]

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Europe Opinion United States

Eastern Europe beats West in Covid-19 fight, but West can’t acknowledge it because of Cold War SUPERIORITY complex

By Neil Clark This article was originally published on RT.com By any objective assessment, governments in the eastern half of Europe have dealt with the Covid-19 outbreak better than many in the west. Yet, because of deep-seated attitudes of superiority, few are giving credit where it’s due. Europe is divided again, but this time not […]

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Europe Opinion Russia

Why Russians Don’t Want to Be Europeans

By Patrick Armstrong This article was originally published by the Strategic Culture Foundation. In a previous essay I argued that Russia was not a European country. It was its own thing – a civilisation-state. I used a Toynbeean argument that the history of Europe could be written without ever using the word “Russia” up until […]

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