I know, I might have mentioned it once or twice before. We have no decent mainstream newspaper in Australia. The Australian is the best of a bad lot, having to do very little to scale to the top of the pile (of leftist mediocrity).
The biased vindictive coverage of Trump said it all really. But there, for example, was Henry Ergas on Friday, yet again on Russia. Apparently – and please do your best to stay with the tortured logic – Russia won’t feel too bad about being utterly defeated because it wasn’t defeat per se that soured the Germans after the first world war but the view that liberals in the German parliament had sabotaged their efforts.
So, you see, nothing to worry about. Russia can be pushed out of Ukraine, including Crimea, and will not feel humiliated or be seethingly plotting revenge. Unless, I take it, Putin blames liberals in his own country for the humiliation.
The largest landmass in the world, vast resources, 140 million people, overwhelmingly patriotic to boot. It’s not the effete West remember. Yet, they’ll take their mortification like pantywaist quislings. Silly, beyond words.