The rise of populist leaderships and alternative movements around the world have sent the perennial powers-that-be running scared, yet still unwilling to address their own failings.
Instead, they seek comfort in blaming bogeymen, something that they have gotten used to all this time. The habit has become the addiction that is effectively killing all that they represent.
Russophrenia: Western elites ignore their own citizens' anger and blame Russia instead
Bryan MacDonald, an Irish journalist based in Russia