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So argues Alex Alexiev in National Review Online:
With the incorporation of Crimea into Russia by force of arms about to become a fait accompli next week, speculation is increasingly turning to the longer-term implications of Vladimir Putin’s audacious land grab. Historical parallels like Hitler’s Sudetenland thrust or the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968 are useful up to a point but ultimately irrelevant. There is however, a historical precedent of uncanny similarity and predictive power that has remained largely unmentioned in the ocean of ink already spilled on the Ukrainian crisis. It’s also a precedent that is about to prove philosopher George Santayana right when he said that “those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” He could have had Mr. Putin in mind.
Don’t ask impertinent questions like that jackass Adept Lu.