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Crazy Conspiracy Theories

Interesting reading from Joshua Kucera in Slate:

SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine-Listening to Russians can be a lot like listening to Ron Paul. Much of what they say is refreshing, speaking truth to power. The hypocrisy inherent in the U.S. foreign policy of cloaking realpolitik in the rhetoric of "nation building" and "democracy promotion"? The Russians get it. But just when you're starting to see their side of things, they drop a conspiracy theory to rival the secret plan to adopt the Amero.

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