Excellent Article on UKraine and Failure of American Public Intellectuals

From my friend and historian of Imperial Russia Alison Smith, on facebook.  This is an excellent article and a must-read if you want to understand what is going on in Ukraine.  My only quibbles … I don’t think Stalin was out to destroy Ukrainian culture … the author’s understanding of Soviet nationalities policy seems oversimplified.  Also I don’t think that Ukraine has been “frozen in time” since 1991.  At a minimum travel in and out of Ukraine is now pretty much free and that has to mean new influences on the cultures of Ukraine.



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