HOW PUTIN LOST THE PLOT: The Weakness of the Despot
The biggest surprise for Putin, of course, was the West. All the nonsense about how the West is decadent, the West is over, the West is in decline, how it’s a multipolar world and the rise of China, et cetera: all of that turned out to be bunk. The courage of the Ukrainian people and the bravery and smarts of the Ukrainian government, and its President, Zelensky, galvanized the West to remember who it was. And that shocked Putin! That’s the miscalculation.
I know it’s the New Yorker. It’s good anyway. And they should be encouraged to do more articles about tyrants and despots that don’t mention Trump even once.