Very insightful article by prof. Hudson. Personally I am leery of ascribing intentions to actors in a world that resembles a kettleful of well-cooked spaghetti. Just picking one string of spaghetti and blaming it for making everything too hot and uncomfortable and ruining it to everyone, be it Putin, MIC or whatever it is convenient for the storyteller to blame. But naming strings of spaghetti and sorting out the specific tangle they are causing - that is helping in seeing how this mess is progressing. And I am not even saying the individual strings of spaghetti do not have intentions: sometimes good and sometimes heinous, but that in the almighty tangle intentions may result in completely different consequences than the original intention. I think this is the core take-out for me: The western elites wanted something, but now they may be getting the opposite of that something. Sorting out anything at all from the tangle of world going about it's business is something that few people have interest in. That is why the best laid schemes of mice and men oft go awry. And just looking at it is important, although most people just move on to the next scheme, refusing to learn and just double down on their failing strategies. Personally, I am on the lookout for which breaks first: EU, Nato or US? Or the monetary system? It would be awfully nice if Nato would break before Finland gets to join.
Black Krim are delicious! I grow them too.