By Stephen F. Cohen
Delivered on the annual Nation cruise, December 2, 2017, introduced by Nation Editor and Publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel.
Jan Oberg comments
Listening to professor Cohen gives you hope. Hope that there is something called solid scholarship and the courage to share it publicly in spite of the incredibly, systematic biases about Russia and Vladimir Putin in the Western media and policy circles.
It’s a concise presentation, making very clear points in the best of academic traditions. Cohen debunks a series of central domain assumptions which – and there must be a purpose – shape the Western generalized view of Russia/Putin in this era of the Second Cold War.
Any student, scholar and concerned citizen should see this before talking about these issues.