Is it morally defensible to single Russian president, Vladimir Putin, out as a dictator? The popular impression that he is a dictator has been used to legitimize a dangerously adversarial policy towards what a U.S. Army general described as “the only country on earth…that could “destroy the United States.” I argue that this perception is in some ways misleading, and has contributed to escalating tensions with Russia, which is both unnecessary and harmful both to Russia and the U.S.
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"Is “This Guy” a Dictator? On the Morality of Evaluating Russian Democracy under Vladimir Putin,"
Journal of Global Initiatives: Policy, Pedagogy, Perspective: Vol. 12
, Article 10.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/jgi/vol12/iss1/10