Date: August 14, 2012
From: Geoffrey Smith
Subject: Paths of Power
For most of the last century, the Russian Orthodox Church was subject to ruthless repression by the reigning Soviet politburo in the name of a scientifically based political system. Now at last these two factions are reunited, arm in arm, in the name of -- what? Their mutual fear of Pussy Riot, a third-rate female punk rock band (Madonna Draws Russian Wrath From Church And State -- Aug. 10).
Strange are the ways of man. But stranger still the paths of power.
David Bryant, Regina
First, we have The Vagina Monologues. Now it's Pussy Riot. Pray tell, what is this world coming to? Vladimir Putin does not stand a chance.