Whilst I do not endorse the article’s argument nor the conclusions, I agree that the article picks up on a number of important threads in Western society. From the vantage of the Pravda article, society in the US, the UK and France has reached a new low. I accept that the current political leaders in power in the US, UK and France are probably among the worst for a generation or more.
It is interesting that the writer Nicolas Bonnal is described as French, born in Tunisia and makes an important play on Putin and the North African Carthaginian civilization. I am inclined to question the bias of the author.
Let me turn this to an open question:
Do you believe that oligarchs and their cronies control Western society and democracy is a spent force?