He also includes these words of wisdom about why any real and vibrant culture of democracy will include some unpleasant people saying unpleasant things:
“Do I find any Ukrainian politicians likable?
“I like the fact they exist and they are at each other’s throats. As long as there is a real political struggle, adversarial decision-making, there is a chance things will develop.
“Imagine: people shit every day. Do I find the asshole likable because it does this? No, but I’m really glad it exists.”