Former state farm director Alexander Lukashenko has ruled Belarus with an iron fist for 20 years. He and his regime have enjoyed some support from citizens who, deprived of information and civil and political rights, don’t understand democratic alternatives, and preferred life in the Soviet Union, which Mr. Lukashenko opposed leaving.
Unrest, however, has been growing, and the regime only stays in power by manipulating elections and intimidating opponents with violence. Now it has been given a fresh coat of philosophical paint. Mixed by Russian political philosopher Alexandr Dugin and marketed by Russian President Vladimir Putin, the new color is “Eurasia,” trotted out as the alternative to neoliberal Atlanticism.… Seguir leyendo »