- By Thomas E. RicksThomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military for the Washington Post from 2000 through 2008.
The best text on Putin and why he does what he does may be The Theory and Practice of Oligarchical Collectivism, by Emmanuel Goldstein.
It is hard to find, though.
Steve LeVine<p> Steve LeVine is a contributing editor at Foreign Policy, a Schwartz Fellow at the New America Foundation, and author of The Oil and the Glory. </p> | The Oil and the Glory |
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