March 16, 2014

This Is Not a New Cold War

Doug Saunders, Globe and Mail

The Associated Press

Something about the sight of uniformed Russians marching across the western steppe causes great chunks of rusted-out rhetoric to be ripped from the overgrown subsoil of history and bolted unadorned onto the page by otherwise sane and sober writers and politicians. This is not 1919, or 1944, or 1991, and using those old tropes is not just wrong but dangerous. If we pretend this Russian standoff is more than it really is, we could be in danger of making it so.

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TAGGED: Vladimir Putin, Russia, Europe, United States, Cold War, Crimea

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