Category election

Pro-Western?

Putin Revels in Election; Others See Flaws, reports the New York Times. I, too, saw flaws of great proportions, but I didn’t notice Putin reveling; on the contrary, he did not even look happy at the government meeting after the…

Elections IV

I don’t know if I’m alone in feeling there’s no future. Nothing bright to expect from this country; only fog, rain and snow ahead. It’s not that Russia has not gone through bad times before, but isn’t much of a…

Elections III

The Communist Party has been counting votes independently, with the help of the liberal Yabloko and Union of Right Forces. Their results differ a little from the government’s, suprisingly showing the liberal parties above the 5% minimum. If the government…

Elections II

Half of the Russian Duma is elected through a proportional vote (party lists), the other through a traditional first-past-the-post system. The way things stand now in the proportional elections, United Russia, Putin’s party, got 37% of the vote. The Communists…

The best have no zest

America is not a Propositional Nation, according to Robert Locke. Locke, like Zmirak, is a writer whose opinions I both enjoy and hate, but the very appearance on the virtual scene of serious thinkers who are so profoundly conservative —…