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Republican Putinism

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In Conservatism
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On April 5, 2022
I know that there’s nothing particularly new about regimes using state power to reward supportive oligarchs and corporations while destroying opponents. But the current “global patrimonial wave” — and its relationship to democratic backsliding — tracks back not just to Orbán but, ultimately to Putin. So we should call it what it is: “Putinism.” Greg […]
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Voice of America First?

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In foreign policy
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On July 10, 2020
I’ve mentioned the VOA before. Yesterday word leaked that the propagandist that Trump put in charge of the VOA plans to let the visas of foreign journalist lapse. In effect, this means that many face persecution, especially those who would have to return to countries like China as Cambodia. As James Palmer sums up: This […]
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