[Marxism] Fwd: Perry Anderson: Incommensurate Russia. New Left Review 94, July-August 2015.
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In the interim that persists, Putin’s regime has attempted to straddle
the difference between the old order and the new: seeking at once to
refurbish assets and orientations that have depreciated but not lost all
currency and, heedless of the hegemon, to embrace the markets that have
downgraded them—running with the hare of a military cameralism and
hunting with the hounds of a financial capitalism. The pursuit is a
contradiction. But it is also a reflection of the strange,
incommensurate position of Russia in the present international order, in
which the regime is trapped with no exit in sight.
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