Comment: Here is a useful article on Vladimir Putin

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Here is a useful article on Vladimir Putin

My guess is that most people in the West have been subjected to years of vitriolic attacks on Vladimir Putin and have absorbed at least some measure of that animus...even those who consider themselves to be awake to the true condition of the world.

Recent events in the Middle East and Ukraine have conspired to thrust President Putin onto centre stage in world affairs so once more the attack dogs in the Western media are in full cry against him.

A book has been recommended here entitled "Russian Populist: The Political Thought of Vladimir Putin" by the former editor of the Barnes Review, MATTHEW RAPHAEL JOHNSON, Ph.D. I have found a sympathetic editorial and an article from the Barnes Review dealing with this book that may help to add further balance to this debate about Putin and his place in modern hagiography.

http://barnesreview.org/pdf/TBR2012-no4-3.pdf

http://barnesreview.org/pdf/PutinSpread.pdf

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