“Putin has in mind the world of the past. He wants to divide the spheres of influence” – Corriere.it

From Giuseppe Sarcina

Top thinker: “He does not understand the lessons of history, we Americans do: no one dreamed of doing in Chile what we did in 1973. There is a multifaceted world, but he does not accept it.”

From our correspondent
Washington – Vladimir Putin was wrong (at least) twice. First: Imagine that a world is still divided into zones of influenceLike the possibility of a new Yalta. Second: The EU is a partner, not an American puppet. Michael Walser, 87, is one of America’s foremost philosophers and political scientists.. Wrote in detail about and reflected The concept of “just war” And on the integrity of global equilibria. He answers the phone from his home in New Jersey after graduation Text by From the Tsar to the St. Petersburg Economic Forum.

According to Putin, Americans think of themselves as “God’s messengers on earth” …

“(Laughter) I don’t think so. Putin proposes a multi-pronged plan for the planet. And I think this is a reasonable formula that reflects the new reality. A true pluralistic balance will be created. The sovereignty of all nations must be respected as follows. Instead, it seems to me that Putin is describing another world like the pastAmerican realists and Soviets are ready to divide their spheres of influence to exercise their hegemony.

Apart from propaganda, are you saying that Putin is studying reality with outdated parameters?

“I think so. Like in the past, America became masters in the Caribbean or Central America, which is no longer acceptable and can not even be imagined for us. So We cannot accept that Russia continues to operate in Eastern Europe as it did during the Soviet Union or the Tsarist regime.. This is what has really changed. We Americans learned the lessons of history. Namely: in Chile they elected a president (Gabriel Borick, Ed) He is certainly not a friend of America. But no one here dreams of prolonging a coup to overthrow the regime, as happened with Salvador Allende in 1973.

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I agree. But on a completely different level, Joe Biden insists on the political and moral leadership of the United States on every occasion …

“By creating a united front against Putin’s aggression, Biden manages to keep NATO and the EU together.” It is clear that the United States has the military equipment capable of supplying arms to Ukraine in a way that no other European country can. In this area, Washington continues to have natural leadership. But politics is a different matter. During these months, it seems to me that Biden has been negotiating on an equal footing with Germany, France and its European allies as a partner.

How are the Europeans? Putin argues that they are weakened by obedience to US orders.

“Individual countries and EU companies are now more united in Ukraine than they were before the war. Further NATO will strengthen Entry into Sweden and Finland
. I see a meeting that clearly maintains the alliance relationship with the United States. You can say “yes” but “no” if needed. In fact there have been intense discussions between the two sides of the Atlantic. Disagreements, compromises, in short, are the exact opposite of what Putin wants us to believe.

According to Putin, sanctions do not work. And the EU is hurting itself in a “mad way.” Really?

“I do not understand the impact of sanctions on the European economy Russia’s consequences will be felt for a longer period of time than predicted by Western governments. But I’m old enough to remember how the sanctions against Italy were broken when Mussolini decided to invade Ethiopia. These are activities that require a firm stance in the long run. However, the Ukrainians are asking us to keep them, so if we want to live up to our commitment to help them, we must continue to do so.

Henry Kissinger and on the other end of the political-cultural spectrum, what do you think about the expulsion of the philosopher Noam Chomsky? The two ask Ukraine to negotiate with Moscow, leaving some parts of the territory

“However, the Kiev government demands its territorial integrity. Of course both Kissinger and Chomsky are aware of this, so, in fact, they believe. A negotiation that goes over the heads of the Ukrainians. This seems to me to be an opinion that is morally and politically unacceptable“.

June 17, 2022 (Change June 17, 2022 | 23:00)

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