Vladimir Putin against the new Carthaginian civilization – English pravda.ru

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This article by Nicolas Bonnal is currently top of Pravda‘s most-popular list. It’s WELL WORTH A READ. Check it out!

via Vladimir Putin against the new Carthaginian civilization – English pravda.ru.

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…

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The Mighty Yangtze River

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English: View of the Qutang Gorge along the Ya... English: View of the Qutang Gorge along the Yangtze River from Baidicheng. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It is the entrance to the Qutang Gorge - the f... It is the entrance to the Qutang Gorge – the first of the three Yangtze gorges. explore #82,Nov.2,2006 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Three Gorges Dam spans the Yangtze River in Sa... Three Gorges Dam spans the Yangtze River in Sandouping, Yichang, Hubei, China, , 3. April 2007 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: The on the Yangtze River, China. English: The on the Yangtze River, China. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: The Qutang Gorge along the Yangtze ri... English: The Qutang Gorge along the Yangtze river. This photo has been taken by Mr.Chen Hualin. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Map of the location of the Three Gorges Dam, S... Map of the location of the Three Gorges Dam, Sandouping, Yichang, en:HubeiHubei Province, China and major cities along the Yangtze River. This map was generated using the Generic Mapping Tools (GMT) . The coordinates (longitude, latitude) of the cities used are: Wuhan, 114.2790 30.5725 Nanjing, 118.7833 32.0500 Shanghai, 121.4730 31.2479 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Reflecting back, our four night and three full day cruise on the Yangtze…

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