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Why the West Gets Putin So Wrong

Daniel Wagner | Posted 06.10.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Putin is being consistent with his training in martial arts and the KGB -- he is disciplined, calculating, precise, and seized an opportunity that presented itself in pursuit of his objectives. His thought process is not driven by Western principles, but, rather, realpolitik.

Kay on Havel, Orwell and the Greengrocer

Robert Teitelman | Posted 02.21.2012 | Media
Robert Teitelman

John Kay has a characteristically graceful little column today in the Financial Times that opens up new vistas rather than slams doors shut. This is rare and worth an end-of-the-year comment or two.

Oil's Big Dirty Secret as Producers Rake in Hundreds of Billions

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Were we to learn that the supply of oil is limitless, the emperor's clothes would evaporate and the price of oil would collapse.