February 16, 2022
The Ukraine Diversion
While some wars may be necessary and unavoidable, a war pitting Russia against Ukraine — and potentially involving the United States — doesn’t make the cut. Yet, should such a war occur, some members of the American commentariat will cheer. They have yearned for a showdown with Vladimir Putin. The depth of their animus toward Putin and the hyperbole it inspires is a bit of a puzzle that deserves examination.