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Opinion, by Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Curmudgeon lives in Brazil, which has no external enemies, and on so rainy Saturdays he is wont to take a break from criticizing Brazil’s internal enemies, looking askew, askance and awry at the cold northern world he left four decades ago. Having done so this week, he wishes to explain why Trump is so diligently courting Putin.

But first, a warning: what follows is neither truth or post-truth, nor, we fervently hope, “pre-truth”. As an aside, the Russian language has two words for truth, one meaning inherent, the . . .

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