It’s a name you need to know, if for no other reason that it works so well. A Cold War innovation from behind the Iron Curtain that has found new life. Unlike that other enduring socialist innovation of mass famine (which really is only possible with lots of central planning) Zersetzung can be exported. And boy is it.

For all our focus on China — Russia is missing the love: Its glory days are over. Without that mountainous Eastern Bloc buffer-zone, its borders are wide open — far too wide to defend with the army it’s got. Given the drug-addled…

Richard Murff

Creative Director: Burnaby, Editor: the 4717 Murff has reported from across Hell's half acre. Author of Haint Punch, and Pothole of the Gods. Good egg

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