Friday, June 16, 2017

Stone's 'Putin Interviews' offend a US establishment drunk on its own exceptionalism — RT Op-Edge

Stone's 'Putin Interviews' offend a US establishment drunk on its own exceptionalism — RT Op-EdgeOliver Stone’s documentary series on Vladimir Putin, you would think, is required viewing for Western audiences looking to see beyond the crude caricature of Russia’s president in order to gain an insight into his worldview.
Indeed, surely such an insight is absolutely necessary, what with Russia being the biggest country in Europe, a major nuclear power, and with the deepening tensions arising from Russia’s geostrategic differences and rivalry with Washington in recent years.

Yet for the Western liberal commentariat, condemnation rather than understanding is the order of the day, evidenced in the barrage of criticism with which Stone’s documentary series on the Russian leader has been received in the Western mainstream.