December 28, 2012 02:57 PM
Back in the USSR
by Roger Kimball, from Roger's Rules
They don’t call it the KGB anymore, but anyone with a normally developed sense of self-preservation will regard the FSA with a healthy measure of caution. Similarly, anyone who is interested in the life perpendicular will think twice about criticizing Russia’s perpetual president, Vladimir Putin. Those worried about the resurgence of a Soviet-style totalitarian empire [...]
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