August 18, 2014

Eurasia's Reagan Revolutions

Pankaj Mishra, Bloomberg

The Associated Press

Perhaps economic hurdles -- caused by sanctions in Russia’s case and fundamental weakness in India's and Turkey’s -- will impose limits upon the megalomania of the tub-thumpers. The specific mode of cultural politics and propaganda promoted by them will be with us for a long time, though. Indeed, the Reagan Revolution has endured even as the symptoms of American decline, first visible in the 1970s, have grown acute again.

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TAGGED: India, Hungary, Turkey, Russia, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Ronald Reagan, Eurasia

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