CHARMING THE ADVERSARIES?

Scratching the Bear’s Back

                                                      ‘Work is work, and play is play’                                                                                — Russian Proverb

By Ladson F. Mills III

nvincible arrogance combined with an ignorance of American political history is the

definitive trademark of anti-Trump hysteria.

Whether President Trump’s reluctance to confront Vladimir Putin was the result of inexperience or an attempt to constructively engage depends upon one’s point of view. Suggestions that his actions were unprecedented are disingenuous.

American Presidents regularly attempt to charm even the most despicable adversary when it is in the nation’s interest. And since World War II Russia has been the primary recipient of these initiatives.Read More