Over at Taki’s Magazine the ZMan opines on the past, present and future of Russia as a society on the fringes of Europe. He looks at the historical pattern whereby Russia attempted to adopt western culture and ways to advance into the modern world. But he shows that this has always been at odds with Russians’ own nature.
Now he brings us to Russia’s recent conference in St. Petersburg where Vladimir Putin announced that Russia is going its own way and no longer needs the West as its tutor or leader.
If you’re interested in the changing world around us this might be a good read.