Putin's Religious War Against Pussy Riot →
newyorker: The prosecution of the Pussy Riot women is more than an act of absurd injustice and cruelty; it is a sign that the Russian state is increasingly lashing out against those citizens it sees as overly modernized. Vladimir Putin has often said that modernization is the goal of his regime, but its policy is increasingly slipping toward something egregiously anti-modern, obscurantist, even...
today I told a girl I work with that her dress looked like Friar Tuck’s outfit in Robin Hood Prince of Thieves. I should just surrender my single man’s card right now.
Politeness became so rare that some people mistook...