CrossTalk: Who is 'International Community'? | What does the term "international community" mean? Is it a cover for the Washington Consensus agreeing with the Washington Consensus? Where does the rest of the world fit in? And, if a country is not in support of the Washington Consensus is it automatically a suspected enemy of the West? CrossTalking with George Szamuely and Majid Rafizadeh.
Washington, D.C., circa 1906. "Senator George P. Wetmore, Rhode Island." Who can identify the car? (The current consensus: Krieger electric landaulet, from France.) Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.
Putin Is Being Pushed to Abandon His Conciliatory Approach to the West and Prepare for War
Putin carries, at one end of his balancing pole, the various elites more oriented toward the West and the “Washington Consensus“ and, at the pole’s other end, those concerned that Russia faces both a real military threat from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and a hybrid geo-financial war as well. He is being pressed to come down on the side of the latter, and to pry the grip of the former from the levers of economic power that they still tightly hold. - May 17, 2016 -