He is also a Mormon. You would expect it from the guy who earns his living pretending to know "how to travel" and who has two "major" degrees in nothing such as BS in "international relations" and MA in "conflict resolution" from this and that. In other words, Johnny is a brainwashed parrot with enough pseudo-academic credentials and ability to string together several big words to avoid immediately applying for barista position in any of the numerous espresso kiosks and enough to spew BS on subjects he have no clue about. Here is Johnny(c)
In this video by this polymath I posted above, Johnny gets it wrong not just badly, he obviously has no clue on how national security works (really, and I mean like really--Johnny wasn't taught that) but what it takes to balance things out between the combined West and Russia. Well, at least Johnny gives Putin the credit where the credit is due, because, as Johnny admits, Putin is "smart and well-read". Forget about Putin's background of an extremely well educated lawyer and foreign intelligence professional from arguably the best spy school in the world. What Johnny doesn't know, it is the fact that there are around 146 million Russians and most of them have a better feel for history and issues of national security than most people in the top positions in Washington D.C. including at the very top of CIA, Pentagon and State Department. So, it is not that Putin "runs" Russia, Putin merely serves overwhelming Russians' public opinion. And it is aware about war and the West orders of magnitude better than Harris. Even famous Russophobe and falsifier of Russian history, late Richard Pipes has to admit that, granted Russia's historic sacrifice in blood and treasure:
But then again, North American institutions allegedly providing an illusion of "education" in governance, do not really teach actual governance because... oh, boy--long story. But, as I already mentioned it before, Johnny shouldn't rely on my obviously partial opinion, let's us call on J.D.Vance:
And J.D.Vance is a notable figure in the US politics, not that it really matters but still, he nails the issue and he got his Juris Doctor from Yale, I don't know if our Johnny gets the hint. Sadly, the profession of the modern Western "journalist" (Johnny is a "journalist", by his own admission--of course, all vacancies in State Department are occupied by ignoramuses from much more prestigious schools and with connections) is a euphemism for an ignorant BSer. Most of them anyway, and Harris is not an exception because the amount of propaganda and BS he spews in his video about what Putin "really wants" is staggering. And, as you might expect, no real (like in real real) desires of Putin are exposed. Difficult to do so when your only skill is in speaking and in "conflict resolution". Can Johnny "resolve" a conflict between two BCT (you know, Brigade Combat Teams) in Estonia and n-number of BTGs supported by two regiments of SU-34s. Just asking, because, obviously, Johnny doesn't know how states react to threats. They didn't teach him.
But apart from sheer stupidity, this Harris guy is an embodiment of a "quality" of modern Western academe and governing class because most of the US "humanities" field was reduced to indoctrination and an old issue of removing causalities and substituting them with utterly contrived narratives, which started long before Harris was born and which finally succeeded by producing what can only be described as a catastrophe in both foreign and domestic policies in the US due to utter incompetence of what passes here for "elites". Harris, same as this half "brain"...