JUSTICE MALALA: Russian into danger
Putin is wrong to say liberal values have outlived their purpose, but he is right that they are under siege – by people like him
Perhaps President Vladimir Putin of Russia is right after all. In a widely reported interview with the Financial Times ahead of the G20 summit in Japan last week, Putin said liberalism is spent as an ideological force and that "the liberal idea" had "outlived its purpose".
What does Putin mean by the "liberal idea"?