The Psychology of an Isolated Russia | The New Yorker

“So this is the thing about authoritarian regimes. They’re terrible at everything. They can’t feed their people. They can’t provide security for their people … they only have to be good at one thing to survive. The suppression of alternatives. If they can deny political alternatives, if they can force all opposition into exile or prison, they can survive no matter how incompetent, no matter how corrupt, no matter how terrible they are.”

Putin is already at war with Europe. There is only one way to stop him

“Intent on inflicting maximum disruption, Putin openly menaces the heartlands of European democracy. The writing is on the wall and may no longer be ignored. Enough of the half-measures and the dithering! Nato should act now to force Putin’s marauding troops back inside Russia’s recognised borders.

It’s not only Ukraine that requires saving. It’s Europe, too.”

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/jul/17/putin-is-already-at-war-with-europe-there-is-only-one-way-to-stop-him