July 29, 2014

Putin's Strange Bedfellows

Cathy Young, Boston Globe

RCP

Defending Vladimir Putin’s regime is a thankless task these days, when Putin’s bad reputation as Europe’s bully is rivaled only by his reputation as a repressive autocrat in domestic policies. It is also a job that makes the strangest of political bedfellows, with veteran leftist Tom Hayden on the same side as veteran right-winger Pat Buchanan. It’s a fascinating case study in ideological opposites converging over a deep alienation from the political mainstream.

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TAGGED: Vladimir Putin, Russia, Ukraine, Pat Buchanan, Tom Hayden

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