Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Cato Targeted by Euro Leaders Over Ukraine

Here is more from Politico:

Nearly 90 former European leaders and experts wrote to the Cato Institute claiming that two fellows’ stances on Ukraine have provided Russia with rhetorical ammo throughout the yearslong standoff.

“In a most recent commentary by DOUG BANDOW … he called Western Ukrainians ‘less Slavic peoples.’ In 2014, Doug Bandow called Ukraine a ‘fake country’ and defended Russian influence over it,’” they wrote.

“In his book, ‘Gullible Superpower’ … Cato Institute’s TED GALEN CARPENTER presented some of the propagandist arguments generated by the Kremlin in its information warfare against the USA and the West,” the signatories continued.


Politico notes that a recent blog post by Cato President Peter Goettler and Board Chair Bob Levy says that the think tank "reaffirms its steadfast support for the liberty, human rights, and self-determination of the people of Ukraine - and indeed of people in Russia and around the world."