What The Hell Is Going On In Ukraine?

Timothy Snyder, whose book “Bloodlands” is must reading for anyone interested in the modern history of Ukraine and the rest of eastern Europe, has a new piece in the New York Review titled “Fascism, Russia, and Ukraine.” Money quote: ‘In fact, Ukrainians are in a struggle against both the concentration of wealth and the concentration of armed force in the hands of Viktor Yanukovych and his close allies. The protesters might be seen as setting an example of courage for Americans of both the left and the right. Ukrainians make real sacrifices for the hope of joining the European Union. Might there be something to be learned from that among Euroskeptics in London or elsewhere? This is a dialogue that is not taking place.’

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