'Intelligent discontent is the mainspring of civilization.' -- Eugene V. Debs

Saturday, August 09, 2008

lenin: The "New Cold War" Escalates 

One of his implicit themes is the tragedy of the peoples of Russia and Georgia caught up in a great game beyond their control, a great game of violence and political manipulation worsened by the cynical involvement of the US and Europe. His summary of US involvement in the removal of the previous regime in Georgia, and the subsequent implementation of neoliberal IMF policies of fiscal austerity and deregulation, provides essential background context.

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