Curt on Russia

—The difference is that Americans are not intentionally deceitful – just ideologically optimistic, naive, and desperate to preserve borders, human rights, and capitalism as a means of focusing states on inward transformation instead of expansion, in order to prevent another world war. Russia is a low-trust, poor, corrupt society that cannot build a modern economy, where it seems almost impossible to imagine that people have positive intentions. The most murderous and evil people the world has ever known. And the greatest mistake we have made in the west was not leaving Patton to conquer russia and save us from the continuance of russian brutality, deceit, and murder.—