I don't read the New York Times, Ira Stoll does it for me. And today he gives the Times a good blistering over their Vladimir Putin authored op-ed. Excerpt:
One point of an op-ed article is to represent the op-ed writer's point of view, but even allowing for that, the Times op-ed by Vladimir Putin contending, "We must stop using the language of force and return to the path of civilized diplomatic and political settlement," is a bit much. Was that the Russian approach in Chechnya? Afghanistan? Prague? Is that the approach Russia took when it armed Syria?
Vladimir Putin the peacenik. Now that's a hard image to process. But the New York Times has has among its readers a class of individuals so smart they are able to convince themselves of practically anything.
Anyway, the above except is about half the article, so if you've read this far you might as well go read the rest of Putin's Puffery at Smartertimes.com.