Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Not much to say about the situation in Georgia besides chuckling at the predictable analogies between the present and Czechoslovakia in '68, Hungary in the fifties, and, the right wing's favorite, Munich in 1938. When one presidential candidate's main foreign policy adviser worked as a lobbyist for the Georgian government and our current president once looked into the soul of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and saw goodness, it's fair to say that we've forfeited our own moral authority. Andrew Sullivan (who's not blameless either) summarizes the U.S.'s dilemma.

1 comment:

Hans said...

I'm as guilty as anyone when it comes to making easy analogies to the past. HOWEVER, if the reading of history has taught me anything, it's that not only does not history repeat itself, it's usually wildy CREATIVE. And we have to be ready for that.