I’m not sure what Putin would have to do for some on the left here – and the communist movement worldwide – to revise their even handed/both sides are to blame explanation for the invasion of Ukraine. Maybe his use of tactcal nuclear weapons on the battlefield might cause then a little rethink? Or is that too much to expect?

What is so striking and explains so much is their complete misunderstanding of the nature and dangers of Putin’s regime. They’re prisoners of old understandings and logics as well as unable to adapt to new realities.And even when they do, it is done hesitatingly, grudgingly, and only partially.