Why the West Hates Putin

by Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

Putin is a liberal in the old fashioned sense that no longer exists in the West. He believes in sustaining a network of laws and agreements that resolve disputes diplomatically instead of with violence. He believes that government should serve the people and not the economic interests of the elite. He believes that religion is an important element of social unity and sustains moral behavior on which society depends. He is constrained in implementing his beliefs by Washington and Russian leadership elements that are pro-Western. This leaves Putin frustrated and angry.

Putin’s views contrast sharply with what passes for liberalism in the West today. Western liberals teach race and gender hatred of white people and men. Morality for Western liberals is championing “transgender rights,” such as the ability of men to declare themselves women and compete in female sports.

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