Posts Tagged ‘DJT’

  1. Tillerson


    December 11, 2016 by AK

    In dealing with Russian authorities, Exxon has always stood out among its peers for toughness. The company has steadfastly rejected opportunities that would not put it in control of a project: it would rather stay away altogether. As a result, 20 years after signing the original production-sharing agreement (PSA), ExxonMobil remains the operator and the …
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  2. Don’t forget Grillo


    November 26, 2016 by AK

    Professor Jan-Werner Müller from Princeton claims in the London Review of Books: But the peculiarity of Trump is that he seems the equivalent of Grillo and Silvio Berlusconi merged into one person. I don’t think he is, but Müller’s view is an enormous improvement on the Trump as Berlusconi trope. If one is keen on …
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  3. Madlands


    November 21, 2016 by AK

    Via Arts and Letters Daily, here’s Timothy Snyder’s little pamphlet in Slate, a brief synopsis of Hitler’s progress hinting at Trump’s possible trajectory. A parallel here, an analogy there, et voilà, here’s a case for Bush Trump as Hitler. Yes, I’m aware most of it is literally about Hitler in 1932-45. “[H]is affection for a foreign tyrant” is …
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  4. America’s Orange Revolution: what will Russians learn from it?


    November 9, 2016 by AK

    I thought the Monster Vote was merely wishful thinking by escapist desperados – until it materialized. Well done, folks. Now I fear that certain people in the Kremlin, who do not believe in the possibility of government by the people will interpret Trump’s victory as the successful outcome of a “special operation.” Ridiculous as it …
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  5. Why shouldn’t the Kremlin like President Clinton II?


    November 1, 2016 by AK

    The Kremlin should not mind at all a politically vulnerable, ailing person in the White House. Secretary Clinton fits the description perfectly, assuming that her digital trail and health are truly the sad affair her detractions claim they are. Besides, she is an intelligent, hence intelligible, machine with quite some mileage, reliably predictable. By contrast, DJT is allzu menschlicher – weak like all of …
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