RT suddenly noticed Akopov's piece I wrote about yesterday and they even translated it in full. Which is good.
Petr Akopov: Why George Soros and Francis Fukuyama are ‘Putin’s useful idiots’. The Western establishment's preference for liberal
loudmouths rather than genuine Russia experts is a major boon for
I can only reiterate what I wrote yesterday and ad nauseam for many years prior.
Those who follow my writing should know that often I stress the fact that understanding of Russia is crucial for avoiding a war, but only if one deals with rational people in the combined West who can properly assess the costs of such a confrontation, which will be catastrophic and deadly for the combined West. But then again, once you see, as is precisely the case, a collective Fukuyama (a euphemism for ignorant and under-educated demagogues) being in charge of the West, the issue becomes almost unsolvable, because you cannot explain to an idiot that he is an idiot because he is an idiot--this is almost a complete characteristic of the combined West's political class and academe. Some exceptions, which, certainly, do exist, merely confirm the rule.
The problem is systemic which means that the only way to fix it is to change system. In this particular case, it is American higher learning educational machine allegedly working to produce "elites". It is not just broken, it is an academic and practical fraud reproducing white board doctrine-mongers and demagogues who fail even in the simplest tasks of developing workable tactical, forget strategic, theories. But, what can I say, you read this blog for eight years and, to be frank, I hate the fact that my suspicions and fears turned out to be true. There is nobody there to talk to seriously about the real world situation. It is the End of History for them.