USA – neither moral equivalence, nor ‘a shining city on a hill’

  • 2017-02-22
  • Kestutis Girnius
Several weeks ago, President Donald Trump caused outrage, when he suggested that the US and Russia did not differ all that much. In response to an interviewer’s claim that President Vladimir Putin was a killer, Trump responded, “We’ve got a lot of killers. You think our country’s so innocent?” Trump’s remarks elicited an outburst of criticism even among fellow Republicans. Senator John McCain asserted that there is no moral equivalence between that “butcher and thug, and KGB colonel, and the United States of America, the country that Ronald Reagan u...
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