by Bill Hayes
Fareed Zakaria’s GPS had an interesting and informative program on Russia. First, he interviewed American investor William Browder, whose terrible story of investing in Russia stands as a primer of recent Russian history. It’s not often that a brief, fascinating story conveys so much information. For some reason, this segment takes a long time to load, but it is worth the wait.
Then Zakaria lets two experts debate what we should do about Russia. Stephen Cohen (professor of Russian studies and history at NYU) and Bret Stephens (the foreign affairs columnist for the Wall Street Journal) could not disagree more, but they give a great example of civility in disagreement. The discussion is in two parts.