To this day, he still maintains that he had to do it.
When I see Vladimir Putin, I see Adolf Hitler. He’s been in the news lately more than the Kardashians, so it’s hard to escape that image.
He often regaled my friends with stories about his favorite prostitutes from his old neighborhood. One day he asked me how many I had visited in my life. I shook my head, grinning, “None, I wouldn’t do that!” He looked baffled. “Why not? How will you learn?”