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Vladimir Putin is a powerful ideological symbol and a highly effective ideological litmus test. He is a hero to populist conservatives around the world and anathema to progressives.
Let me stress at the outset that this is not going to be a talk about what to think about Putin, which is something you are all capable of making up your minds on, but rather how to think about him.
And on this, there is one basic truth to remember, although it is often forgotten.
Our globalist leaders may have deprecated sovereignty since the end of the Cold War, but that does not mean it has ceased for an instant to be the primary subject of politics. Vladimir Vladimirovich is not the president of a feminist NGO.
He is not a transgender-rights activist. He is not an ombudsman appointed by the United Nations to make and deliver slide shows about green energy.
He is the elected leader of Russia—a rugged, relatively poor, militarily powerful country that in recent years has been frequently humiliated, robbed, and misled.
He has cracked down on peaceful demonstrations. Political opponents have been arrested and jailed throughout his rule. Some have even been murdered—Anna Politkovskaya, the crusading Chechnya correspondent shot in her apartment building in Moscow in ; Alexander Litvinenko, the spy poisoned with polonium in London months later; the activist Boris Nemtsov, shot on a bridge in Moscow in early Yet if we were to use traditional measures for understanding leaders, which involve the defense of borders and national flourishing, Putin would count as the pre-eminent statesman of our time.
On the world stage, who can vie with him? When Putin took power in the winter ofhis country was defenseless. It was being carved up by its new kleptocratic elites, in collusion with its old imperial rivals, the Americans. Out of a crumbling empire, he rescued a nation-state, and gave it coherence and purpose.
He restored its military strength. And he refused, with ever blunter rhetoric, to accept for Russia a subservient role in an American-run world system drawn up by foreign politicians and business leaders. His voters credit him with having saved his country.Essay about Organizational Change Organizational Change – Operational and Strategic Change Hetal Patel Organizational Development - BUS David Amisano 09/29/ When an organization decides make changes to business model, it looks at process, people, places, and the product.
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