19 July 2017

From Reagan to Trump: The sorry tale of Republican Russophilia

In just four years, the Republican Party has become the willing accomplice of what the previous Republican presidential nominee called America’s No. 1 geopolitical foe, writes James Kirchick. It’s a sorry tale, but not altogether surprising.

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