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War Pigs

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On June 4, 2022

I couldn’t help but chuckle a bit at these knuckleheads who decided to fight for Ukraine because they thought WAR KICKS ASS and then they soon quit when they realized that war wasn’t a vid

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The Russian invasion of Ukraine continues to create heartburn for reactionary populists. Jacob Heilbrunn reports from an emergency gathering of crypto-fascist luminaries: It was notable that at the conference, speaker after speaker targeted the GOP hawks more often than they spoke about Ukraine itself. Indeed, Kyiv itself was essentially MIA — serving more as a […]
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The Korea Analogy

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In foreign policy , Trump-Russia , war
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On March 15, 2022
Paul’s post about David Remnick’s interview of Stephen Kotkin reminds me of another interview that Kotkin recorded in February. In that earlier interview, Kotkin draws an analogy between Putin’s decision to invade Ukraine and Stalin’s decision to give Kim Il-sung the “green light” to invade South Korea. The comparison not only highlights the dysfunctions of […]
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Denazification

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In General
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On March 1, 2022
Is this the “denazification” Putin has been blathering on about? Ukraine’s president has aired his frustration on Twitter over the missile strike on the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Centre in Kyiv. It is built on Europe’s largest mass grave of the Holocaust, where Nazi death squads killed more than 33,000 Jewish people in the space […]
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