Monday, March 07, 2022

War and Persuasion

In City Journal, former CIA analyst Martin Gurri weighs in on Ukraine. An excerpt: 

Smartphone images from battle-scarred Ukraine flooded the web and almost immediately crystallized into a David and Goliath theme. The Ukrainians came across as unexpectedly heroic. The Russians appeared clueless and brutal. Videos of burning tanks and civilians huddled in subway stations had a gritty retro look, like something out of a World War II movie—a setting that called for unambiguous heroes and villains.

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