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The Horrors of War
The stark reality of the horrors of war are filling the news feeds every day. Like a lot of people, I've become an armchair expert. My subjective biases are having a field day overruling points of view I don't like. I wish I could say I was 100% objective, but that's an unachievable desire.
To compensate for my brain's preference for jumping to conclusions, I've taken to reading anything that is more than 280 characters of "insight". Next on my list comes a book that was personally recommended to me, called Putin's People.* It was written in 2020 and I'm reliably informed that it paints a disturbing picture of how Putin systematically built a web of influence, particularly in the UK (it doesn't read so good for Boris Johnson), and also into the USA (where it doesn't read so good for Donald Trump either!).