The War on The American Mind

Art by Rob Goldstein

One of the stranger aspects of 21st-century geopolitics has been the West’s denial that it has an adversary or enemy in Vladimir Putin.  –Peter Pomerantsev

A photo of a poster of Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin as seen in a photograph taken on a Moscow Street. A Poster of Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin as seen in a photograph taken on a Moscow Street.

I once knew a physicist who said he worked for the military on
something called a clean bomb.

“It kills the people but there’s no radiation so we can go in and
take the land.”

I never spoke with him again but I never forgot the horror of his
Machiavellian disregard for human life.

That conversation comes to mind as read news of Russia’s Hack
of our 2016 Election.

Screenshot of thr cover page of the CIA report on hacking. Given what we know of the Russian Hack of the election we need to understand information as a weapon.

I think of bombs so clean we don’t even know we’re at war.

Screenshot from a Legatum Institute essay on Russian Disinformation from Winning the Information…

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