So is it any surprise that the project of Western-style civil society in Russia was aborted? Yes, it’s a tragedy, and both sides in the play are behaving admirably. Were they consciously determined to ignite World War III they could scarcely do better.
by Philalethes On Jan. 1st, normally peaceful Kazakhs demonstrated to protest the doubling of gasoline prices. This was in the country’s largest city, Alma Ata (the more recent spelling is Almaty). The Russian Tsars founded the city in the 19th century. Its original name was Verny, “Faithful”; Alma Ata […]
“The Devil guides us like a puppet master./Disgusting objects please us very well/Each Day we take another step toward Hell,/Unflinching through a putrid lack of luster.”