I HEREBY WITHDRAW PERMISSION FROM RUSSIA INSIDER TO REPRINT MY PIECES.
The gratuitous addition of a Nazi anti-semitic illustration to my piece was too much. After I posted this (and many other denials elsewhere) they changed the picture to an anodyne shot of a Pravda front page.
I was a big supporter of (and contributor to) RI at its start but, over time, I lost my conviction. I stopped.
I got it wrong and trusted what I should not have trusted.
Well, as Aeschylus said: “Zeus, who guided mortals to be wise, has established his fixed law— wisdom comes through suffering.”
I can’t say I suffered all that much. But enough.
Goodbye, Charles Bausman and RI. I believed once, but no more.
Pity. There was a possibility once.