Issuepedia:Links/2011/07/12/1745

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Jul 11 07:11:36 <TheWoozle> Dunno if I trust FP's take on anything, though...
Jul 11 07:12:50 <TheWoozle> Lots of DC insiders on the contributor list, including Philip Zelikow, who is Teh Eville.
Jul 11 07:15:31 <TheWoozle> And the author of the Russian piece, Leon Aron, is apparently the American Enterprise Institute's Russia guy. "Leon Aron's work forms the core of the institute's program on Russia."
Jul 11 07:25:33 <TheWoozle> AEI = pro-biz (neo)conservatism
Jul 11 07:25:37 <TheWoozle> "Some AEI scholars are considered to be some of the leading architects of the second Bush administration's public policy.[7] More than twenty AEI scholars and fellows served either in a Bush administration policy post or on one of the government's many panels and commissions."
Jul 11 07:34:15 <TheWoozle> So a more accurate title would probably be "We Want to Make Sure that You Don't Get Any Useful Ideas from the Collapse of the Soviet Union"
Jul 11 07:35:14 <TheWoozle> Or possibly "Most of What You Know About the Collapse of the Soviet Union Is Essentially Correct, But We Don't Want You to Realize How Significant This Is"
Jul 11 07:36:46 <TheWoozle> "LIKE VIRTUALLY ALL modern revolutions, the latest Russian one was started by a hesitant liberalization "from above""... thus justifying the current de-liberalizations of American society. Wouldn't want it to collapse, now, would we, guvnor?