Sunday, July 13, 2014

The Atlantic on the Ukraine

I quite enjoyed this piece in the Atlantic on the current state of the Ukraine.

My favorite bit of text:
Viatrovych commanded one of the battalions on the Maidan, and has since returned to his job at the National Institute for Memory, where he works to create a Ukrainian identity.
More broadly, implicit in the piece is the deep problem of creating a nationalism because you have to because of competing nationalisms even though you know that, at a deep level, nationalism is a nasty, primitive business.

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