Sunday, December 20, 2015

Trump and Putin: Our Mussolini-like Obama Antidotes

One-time Italian dictator Benito Mussolini told us:
Democracy is beautiful in theory; in practice it is a fallacy. . . The Liberal State is a mask behind which there is no face; it is a scaffolding behind which there is no building.
75 years later, we have our “little Mussolinis”--Russian dictator Vladimir Putin and GOP candidate Donald Trump. Both are popular as the opposite of “leading from behind” Barack Obama and his “soft power.”

After Putin praised Trump on Thursday as "bright and talented" and "the absolute leader of the presidential race," Trump called Putin's praise a "great honor" and added:
He's running his country and at least he's a leader, unlike what we have in this country. I think our country does plenty of killing also.

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