Violence and the Heroic Impulse

When last we met, I was pondering whether Vladimir Putin was rational enough to recognize his losing situation in Ukraine, and — given his almost total control of the information available to the Russian public — simply declare victory and go home.

The question was partly rhetorical. He has not done so, and unlikely to going forward. Stop the presses.

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Robert Edwards / The King's Necktie

Robert Edwards / The King's Necktie

Writer, filmmaker, and veteran — blogging at The King’s Necktie @TheKingsNecktie