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."