"Among educated Russians, including those who drink, classical literature and philosophy are sometimes debated in casual social settings, the way sports often are in Western countries." That's the context offered by the New York Times in a story about one man shooting another in the head with a rubber bullet after they got into a heated argument about Immanuel Kant while standing in a beer line at a festival.
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