An excellent explanation of the criteria needed to join the club of failed 20th century empires. Putin has been trying to revive the old nationalist blood with some sturm und drang driven by the need for revenge and greed. Ah, greed, the siren song of hyper-capitalism calling forth the rage and hate of the mindless. The old enemies discover they are lovers but just can’t get it up anymore. Lots of talk but nothing left.

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