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The Russo-Ukrainian War, by Serhii Plokhy: at the roots of evil

2023-11-29T15:20:29.527Z

Highlights: The Russo-Ukrainian War, by Serhii Plokhy: at the roots of evil. The academic, who teaches at Harvard, traces the entire history of Ukraine and its relationship with Russia. The essay, which begins in medieval times, consists of several parts that must be read in chronological order. The more we forget history, the more we are doomed to relive it, he seems to be telling us. For it is in the name of his vision of history that...


REVIEW - The academic, who teaches at Harvard, traces the entire history of Ukraine and its relationship with Russia.


Is it possible to give a fairly objective account of an event that is unfolding before our eyes when we are a stakeholder? This is the question that arises when reading The Russo-Ukrainian War. The Return of History, by Serhii Plokhy. In this remarkably scholarly book, the Harvard-educated scholar published Last year's Gates of Europe. History of Ukraine is back with a book whose writing began in the aftermath of the Russian aggression against the Ukrainian state, on February 24, 2022. The essay, which begins in medieval times and traces the entire history of Ukraine and its relationship with Russia, consists of several parts that must be read in chronological order.

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In the author's eyes, we don't understand anything about Putin's actions if we don't inscribe them in the thread of long memory. The more we forget history, the more we are doomed to relive it, he seems to be telling us. For it is in the name of his vision of history that...

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