Corruption in Kiev
Yanukovich And Friends Embezzle Billions
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  • Andrew Allison

    So that’s why the EU is so wooing the Ukraine so ardently! Seriously, given what’s known about the Ukraine, why is the EU so ardent?

  • qet

    I think it would be useful to see the Russians in the light of Spengler’s conception of the life-sycle of a Culture. In 1922, Spengler pronounced the Russians as a young Culture. The current behavior of the Russians–post 1989–resembles nothing so much as the stage of Classical culture represented by Rome of the first century BC, as described by Spengler, where the amassing of great wealth (as a means to political power) by plundering both Romans and the provinces by the likes of Crassus, Pompey and Caesar was the order of the day.
    Or maybe not.

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