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When Past Isn’t Prologue


The coronavirus crisis has brought us more than enough chaos, suffering, and hardship, but it has also given us something valuable: a golden opportunity to think. The drama unfolding before our very eyes should allow us to question the comfortable clichés that have arisen from intellectual rigidity and complacency. Our perception of Russia is one such area in dire need of fresh views.Russia’s Adaptation GameAccording to Arnold Toynbee’s “Challenge-and-Response” hypothesis, a civilization’s destiny is determined by how it responds to the challenges it encounters; it either reorganizes itself and gets a new energy or withers away. One would conclude that …read more

Source:: The American Interest

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