The Townhall.com Daily Commentary brings concise yet penetrating insight from some of the sharpest minds in the conservative world today: reporter and author David Aikman, Weekly Standard publisher, Terry Eastland, and Salem talk radio hosts Hugh Hewitt, Michael Medved, Albert Mohler. .03/27/2014 8:26:48AM EST.
No, Putin is not crazy. He has not lost touch with reality. He is simply spinning his KGB version of the world. The Russian people and East Ukrainians have been fed a steady diet of Putin’s parallel universe for months on end. Less educated Russians believe every word. Russian speakers in Donetsk huddle in fear, expecting harassment and beatings from rabid west Ukrainians. With enough repetition, the big lie eventually sinks into the public consciousness, no matter how silly and bizarre.