We restarted the Cold War: The real story about the NATO buildup that the New York Times won’t tell you

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Our leaders and media push time-worn nonsense about American innocence, while taking aggressive moves. Look out

Source: Salon.com, by Patrick L. Smith

We restarted the Cold War: The real story about the NATO buildup that the New York Times won't tell you

Vladimir Putin, U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter (Credit: Reuters/RIA Novosti/Jonathan Ernst/Photo montage by Salon)

Have you picked up on the new trope du jour?We are all encouraged to bask in our innocence as we lament the advent of a new Cold War. The thought has been in the wind for more than a year, of course, at least among some of us. But we witness a significant turn, and I hope this same some of us are paying attention.

As of this week, leaders who know nothing about leading, thinkers who do not think and opinion-shaping poseurs such as Tom Friedman are confident enough in their case to sally forth with it: The Cold War returns, the Russians have restarted it and we must…

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