Bear, Bolshevik, buffoon, spy: The American tradition of fearing Russia
Meagan Day
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Sigh.

Maybe you’re too young to know and remember that Russia was on OUR side during the 2nd World War?

Maybe you don’t understand that most Americans, while hating the Russian government, are fascinated by the Russian people?

So you’re upset that the Russian nation is symbolized by Bear — big deal: that’s the Russian symbol, much like the bald eagle is America’s symbol.

A Trump-Putin alliance is a terrible thing. A person just has to pick up a newspaper today to see why.

Usually you do great work and I like much of what you write. With this one though, you swung for the fence and came up short.