Book Review: How the West Brought War to Ukraine

by David Gordon – September 07, 2022

Review of How the West Brought War to Ukraine: Understanding How US and NATO Policies Led to Crisis, War, and the Risk of Nuclear Catastrophe, by Benjamin Abelow, Siland Press

The Ukraine war has generated great controversy, but of one point there can be no doubt, and Benjamin Abelow, a physician with a longstanding interest in public affairs, has properly emphasized this in his brief and excellent book. The policy of the United States toward the war, and more generally toward the Russian regime of Vladimir Putin, has been one of direct confrontation rather than peaceful accommodation. It is hardly a surprise that supporters of a noninterventionist policy have criticized the United Sates for this, but a number of those in the foreign policy “establishment” have done so as well, and Abelow has been able to secure the endorsement of some of these for his book. Jack Matlock Jr., for example, the last American ambassador to the Soviet Union, writes that the book is a “brilliant, remarkably concise explanation of the danger that U.S. and NATO [North Atlantic Treaty Organization] military involvement in Ukraine has created.”

How the West Brought War to Ukraine

There’s a Kyle Rittenhouse Cultural Center in Argentina—and It Just Got Raided 🤨

The center is named after the teen who became a right-wing star after shooting three people, two fatally, during a Black Lives Matter protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

There’s a Kyle Rittenhouse Cultural Center in Argentina—and It Just Got Raided

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Member of Argentina’s ‘Kyle Rittenhouse Cultural Center’ arrested after celebrating a man who cocked a gun in the VP’s face

Benjamin Teitelbaum on Aleksander Dugin

Everything surrounding the Russian philosopher, occultist and unofficial diplomat is shrouded in mystery.

Benjamin Teitelbaum on Aleksander Dugin: Why was Alexander Dugin’s daughter assassinated?

I’m posting this more for what he says about Aleksander Dugin as he has “met and interviewed Alexander Dugin many times” for his book. He speculates on who assassinated Darya, and why someone might target her father, most of which I don’t agree with.

NPR Host and NYT Guest Stress That Russia Is Communist While Vilifying Uninformed Republicans, While Most Republicans Wrongly Believe Russia Is a Communist Country: Poll

NPR Host and NYT Guest Stress That Russia Is Communist While Vilifying Uninformed Republicans

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Most Republicans Wrongly Believe Russia Is a Communist Country: Poll

A majority of Republicans erroneously believe that Russia is a Communist country, according to a new poll.

The poll, released Tuesday by The Economist / YouGov, found that 52 percent of Republicans agreed that Russia was operating under Communism, despite the the county not being Communist since the Soviet Union dissolved in 1991. Among all Americans, 42 percent thought that Russia was Communist, including 44 percent of Democrats.