By George Packer | The Atlantic | April 10, 2022
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Americans need to cure what ails our democracy, ridding ourselves of our incipient Russification.
“Don’t forget about Ukraine,” President Volodymyr Zelensky said last Sunday at the end of an interview with CBS. “We have the same values, we have the same color of blood, and we are fighting for freedom and we will win.”
American overreach is a perpetual danger, but the thing to fear most now is indifference.
About the author: George Packer is a staff writer at The Atlantic. He is the author of Last Best Hope: America in Crisis and Renewal, Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century, The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America, and The Assassins’ Gate: America in Iraq.