“Fascist-adjacent” politicians like him must get a real thrill from getting quality time with dictators who enjoy complete power.
This is where Mr. Musk gets a visit and a sit down for a nice cup of with a polite gentleman who explains why he will walk this back immediately, because it’s the right thing for everyone involved.
If Musk is sincere*, he’s still acting the old tradition of Neville Chamberlain: another wealthy member of the elite who ends up enabling a fascist aggressor in the name of pacifism.
[* big “if”]
“Mr. Musk, what do you think how much of SpaceX would be left without the Nasa contracts? At least you will always have Twitter.”
The Syrian authorities are allegedly doing the same thing to earthquake victims.
First report? Yaaaaay!!!
Second report? Oh, fuck!
You could not make this shit up. Still, Putin is fast running out of other tank(ie)s.
“Russia didn’t provoke this war,” Olga tells me. “A Russian will give you the shirt off his back. Russia didn’t attack Ukraine. Russians are peace-loving and generous.”
Maybe they don’t blame Putin because they live in fear…?
I’m not sure if people who blamed Putin but didn’t dare to say so would agree to talk to a BBC reporter and blame the West instead.
Stephen Cohen’s continued support for Putin is shameful and embarrassing not only in and of itself, but also in that it’s been driven by a thirst for the attention he received as a public intellectual during the Soviet period and then lost. That he dragged The Nation down with him is a strong argument against nepotism. I’m glad this article was finally published.