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#182 - Gary Saul Morson: Russian Exceptionalism

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Professor Gary Saul Morson of Northwestern University joins the podcast to discuss his recent article in The New York Review of Books about “Russian exceptionalism.” Gary explains what Eurasianism is, to what extent it motivates the decisions and ideology of the Kremlin, and how to think about the history of Russia’s ideas about the Westin the context of Russia and Ukraine’s futures.



(00:00) - Intro

(02:00) – Eurasianism

(17:00) – What does Putin think/believe

(28:06) – Russia’s views of the East/China

(32:32) - Russian exceptionalism


Referenced in the Show:

Link to Gary’s piece: https://www.nybooks.com/articles/2024/02/22/russian-exceptionalism-foundations-of-eurasianism/


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