From Jon Schwarz in The Intercept
One of my core political beliefs is that there would still be a Soviet Union if they’d been smart enough to have two communist parties that agreed on everything except abortion.
Schwarz recently found out that his joke is not just a joke...
But here’s what’s really funny: according to the Russian-American journalist Masha Gessen, oligarch Boris Berezovsky did consciously want to set up post-Soviet politics in Russia to work like this.
Berezovsky made his billions mostly through shady privatization schemes, and was a key supporter of Boris Yeltsin during the 1990s. Then, according to Berezovsky, he chose Vladimir Putin to succeed Yeltsin. According to Gessen, “Berezovsky also had another brilliant idea, which to his regret Putin did not grasp: creating a fake two-party system, with Putin at the head of a socialist-democrat sort of party and Berezovsky leading a neoconservative one, or the other way around.”
Absolutely fascinating. Note the role that Sheldon Adelson plays in the Republican race, versus the Haim Saban's role in the Democratic race.
By the way, I want to reiterate that Berezovsky did not
have Litvinenko killed as a false flag attack designed to create hostility toward Putin. Get that thought out of your head. I don't know who gave you such a ridiculous idea.