...It has come into conflict with the interests of the overwhelming majority of the population." (Vladimir Putin, in an interview in the Financial Times). Discuss. I'll contrast Putin with Donald Tusk's counter-statement: "“I strongly disagree with the main argument that liberalism is obsolete. Whoever claims that liberal democracy is obsolete, also claims that freedoms are obsolete, that the rule of law is obsolete and that human rights are obsolete,” he said. “For us in Europe, these are and will remain essential and vibrant values. What I find really obsolete are: authoritarianism, personality cults, the rule of oligarchs. Even if sometimes they may seem effective.”" So who do you agree with more, Putin or Tusk? Tusk every time for me.