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From Russia With Love: A Post-West Order in a Post-Fake Era

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Ten years ago, Putin threw the gauntlet down on Pax Americana. A lot has transpired since. Just days ago, Russia's Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, signaled its end:

"The historic era that could be called the post-Cold War order has come to an end."

"This global model was pre-programmed for an instrument for ensuring the growth of an elite club of countries and its domination over everyone else."

"Leaders with a sense of responsibility must now make their favour of building a democratic and fair world order, a post-West world order..."

"...we’d be able to...overcome the post-truth period, to reject hysterical information wars and...keep up the honest work without being distracted by lies and falsehoods. Let this be a post-fake era."

"It is said that wars start in people’s heads, but according to this logic, it is also in people’s heads that they should end."

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Economist and retired UN staff, disillusioned equally with the corruption of economics as a profession and the impotence of the UN in preventing the supreme crime of war.

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