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Putin’s Stunning Conscription

And what it may portend for the international order moving forward.

Vladimir Putin addresses the nation in Moscow on Sept. 21. Source: Russian Presidential Press Service/Bloomberg news.

Drafts of all kinds have been notoriously unpopular throughout history and, in the many cases where they have been instituted, they have resulted in mass revolts on the domestic front and a lethargic, unenthusiastic band of brothers on the battleground who, day by day, search for evermore creative means to shirk a duty they do not view as their…



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D. K. Blaire

Free thinker. Free wheeler. Never-back-downer. Author of Chattel Rising, The Schizo etc - see dkblaire.com. Top writer in economics and climate change.