“Europe Faced with the Seduction of Putinism”, Carmen Claudína (CIDOB, Spain)

Carmen Claudín, Europe Faced with the Seduction of Putinism, May 2019

The clear paradox here is, how can it be that this Russia—obscurantist, imperialist, and militarist—is supported and justified by the radical left which, at home and abroad, upholds the opposite values? There are certainly several explanations but two ideas unquestionably make up the base of this convergence: anti-imperialism and sovereignism, understood as a struggle against the “Europe of capital”.

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