Why Putin Wants to Restore the Russian Empire
I have recently been listening to a long course on Russian history on Audible. The course put much of the context of why Putin wants to restore the Russian empire into perspective.
When people are trying to understand Putin they make one fundamental mistake. They use reason in a way we commonly do. “What’s the logic?” they ask. Well, we don’t function primarily via logic. And neither does Putin. We often justify views we have for reasons that have more to do with intuitions, upbringing, and culture.