Andrey (azangru) wrote,
Andrey
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1) The Economist:



What does the sentence "Authoritarian powers are on the rise — including Russia and Turkey on Europe’s borders" mean? Does it mean "more countries are becoming authoritarian" — or does it mean "authoritarian countries are becoming more powerful"? Because if it’s the latter, I really don’t understand the narrative here — didn’t it use to be that Russia is an insignificant regional power suffering from a post-imperial complex?

2) Wow, sheriff Woody!

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    Brilliant!

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    O M G 🤦

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