Decoding Russia: David Foglesong


The New York Times quotes David Foglesong on America’s difficulty understanding Russian attitudes:

“American have had this expectation that because Russia is white and Christian and had the same kind of frontier experience that America had, it would evolve more and more into the United States. The truth is that Russia is a separate country — it is neither America’s imaginary twin, nor its evil opposite.” Foglesong wrote about this problem in The American Mission and the Evil Empire.

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