Are democracy and freedom on the run?

Kent Kroeger
9 min readMar 17, 2022

By Kent R. Kroeger (March 17, 2022)


“Truth is what you get other people to believe.” — Tommy Smothers

Larry Diamond, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and at the Freeman Spogli Institute at Stanford University, summarized the mainstream view of Vladimir Putin’s Russia by the American foreign policy and defense establishment in a 2016 article for The Atlantic:

Kent Kroeger

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