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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Op-Ed Article: What Putin Has to Say to Americans

Today, an op-ed piece by Russian President Vladimir Putin was published in the New York Times about the conflict in Syria.  Given the cold relations between the United States and Russia in recent months, this is unprecedented.  Please read the op-ed piece by Putin, as well as two or three reader comments listed below the piece.

Write 2 paragraphs on binder paper discussing what aspects of his argument you found to be strong and what aspects of his argument you found to be weak.  Think about who his audience is and how that might impact his message.  Also think about what his motivation might be for writing this piece.  Finally, discuss what you learned from the comments below Putin's piece.  Were there points you agreed with or disagreed with?

Link to Article

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