Dmitry Orlov: The Collapse Gap

Summer 2009: Juliet Tomatoes

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Interview with Dmitry Orlov
Bonnie Faulkner
Guns and Butter
August 5, 2009

“The Collapse Gap” with Dmitry Orlov, author of “Reinventing Collapse – The Soviet Example and American Prospects”.  Dmitry Orlov’s repeated travels to Russia throughout the early nineties allowed him to observe the aftermath of the Soviet collapse first-hand. Being both a Russian and an American, Dmitry was able to appreciate both the differences and the similarities between the two superpowers. Eventually he came to the conclusion that the United States is going the way of the Soviet Union.  His emphasis is on all the things that can still be made to work, and he advocates simply ignoring all that will fall by the wayside.

from the archives:

Dmitry Orlov on “On the Edge” with Max Keiser

Dmitry Orlov: Seizing the Mid-Collapse Moment (must-see)

Closing the ‘Collapse Gap’: the USSR was better prepared for collapse than the US by Dmitry Orlov