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Putin: Telephone is also American trick?

I am beginning to think that little Vlad, who thinks the CIA invented the Internet to have a global eavesdropping system, is the most backward person on the planet. Look at it this way: If your country discourages entrepreneurs and frowns on independent thought, yeah, you are gonna be backward in technology. Time for Putin ...

By , a former contributing editor to Foreign Policy.
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I am beginning to think that little Vlad, who thinks the CIA invented the Internet to have a global eavesdropping system, is the most backward person on the planet.

I am beginning to think that little Vlad, who thinks the CIA invented the Internet to have a global eavesdropping system, is the most backward person on the planet.

Look at it this way: If your country discourages entrepreneurs and frowns on independent thought, yeah, you are gonna be backward in technology.

Time for Putin to move to Cyprus? Or New Jersey?

Thomas E. Ricks is a former contributing editor to Foreign Policy. Twitter: @tomricks1

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