March 26, 2014

Fighting Anew for Democracy

David Ignatius, Washington Post

The Associated Press

What's happening now in Vladimir Putin's Russia is a reminder that history has ebbs and flows, advances and retreats, and that its interpretation is subjective. Even more, recent events are a warning that decisive turns in history can result from ruthless political leaders, from weak or confused adversaries, or sometimes just from historical accident. Might doesn't make right, but it does create "facts on the ground" that are hard to reverse.

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TAGGED: Europe, United States, Russia, Ukraine, Vladimir Putin, Crimea

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