Charles Clover catalogs each of Putin’s references to Eurasianism and, in so doing, draws a picture of Putin’s policies that pose an existential threat to Russian democracy, the Ukraine and other former Soviet republics, to Crimea, to European unity, NATO, and liberal and democratic institutions everywhere.
Max J. Okenfuss
Max J. Okenfuss is Professor Emeritus of Washington University in St. Louis, where he taught Russian and European history for 47 years. He is former American Editor of the Jahrbuecher fuer Geschichte Osteuropas.
Posts by Max J. Okenfuss
The real Elvis is American, remember, and America is a consumer society. The desires we project, the stuff we buy—that is what feels real to us. It lets us have any Elvis we want. He left plenty of kitsch in his wake, plenty of pseudo-religion, plenty of Elvis jokes—but he was not, is not, a joke. He lived our contradictions, released our inhibitions, and lost himself in the process.