Thursday, March 27, 2014

A sobering picture of the history of the Ukraine.

George Will recently wrote a sobering article on the experience of the Ukraine under Stalin.  Not only did it show the horrific terror Ukrainians experienced under Stalin but it gives a background to Putin and his experience.  He describes Putin thus:  "He is a barbarian but not a monster and hence no Stalin.  But he has been coarsened, in ways difficult for civilized people to understand by the continuities, institutional and emotional, with an almost unimaginably vicious past."

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