Month: June 2014

Should we look to Eastern Europe?

Since the onset of the Cold War, the East/West dichotomy of Soviet despotism vs. Enlightened liberal democracy has been the prevailing narrative of politicians, historians and university departments. The unveiling of the nefarious activities of the NSA, the folly of U.S imperialism in ‘bombing the Middle East into democracy’, the West’s new found economic insecurity and debt crises, the string of State Department scandals and U.S political prisoners seeking asylum in Russia has all but obliterated this dated notion from minds of engaged dissidents. (more…)