“Snowden ended up on our territory, based on what I see as the unprofessionalism of the CIA who tried to catch him.”
Vladimir Putin — President of the Russian Federation
In this unusual discussion, Putin makes fun of himself — “I am KGB too!” — and ridicules the CIA on the escape of Edward Snowden. Pay attention to every word. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY
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How to think about Putin
Christopher Caldwell is a graduate of Harvard College. His work has appeared in the Claremont Review of Books, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times Book Review, the Spectator (London), Financial Times, and numerous other publications. He is the author of Reflections on the Revolution in Europe: Immigration, Islam, and the West, and is at work on a book about post-1960s America.
Caldwell has recently penned a very interesting piece — How to Think About Vladimir Putin — which was adapted from a speech he delivered on February 15, 2017, at a Hillsdale College National Leadership Seminar in Phoenix, Arizona. Please, take the time to read this fact-based appraisal of Putin and his times.
“Let me stress at the outset that this is not going to be a talk about what to think about Putin, which is something you are all capable of making up your minds on, but rather how to think about him. And on this, there is one basic truth to remember, although it is often forgotten. Our globalist leaders may have deprecated sovereignty since the end of the Cold War, but that does not mean it has ceased for an instant to be the primary subject of politics.”
“Putin has become a symbol of national sovereignty in its battle with globalism. That turns out to be the big battle of our times. As our last election shows, that’s true even here.”
Putin on Edward Snowden
How to Think About Vladimir Putin — Christopher Caldwell
RUSSIA — Putin Ridicules CIA on the escape of Edward Snowden. Hilarious…