Another Russia? After the Leviathan

Issue Date April 2007
Volume 18
Issue 2
Page Numbers 120-122
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In the last three years, Russia has at least been inoculated against faith in false shortcuts, the most pernicious of which are order without law and democracy without liberty. It is impossible to say exactly when this realization might translate into renewed tolerance for conflicts and stalemates. The experience of other nations, however, suggests that this will happen when the deficiencies of the current political system begin to reverberate in increasingly more obvious and damaging ways throughout Russia’s economy and society.

About the Author

Leon Aron is resident scholar and director of Russian studies at the American Enterprise Institute. His books include Yeltsin: A Revolutionary Life (2000) and Roads to the Temple: Memory, Truth, Ideas and Ideals in the Making of the Russian Revolution, 1987–1991 (2012).

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