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Timothy Snyder. Civic history (foreword to the book “Ukrainian history, Russian politics, European future”)

How can the study of history help us to understand current affairs?  In interpreting Ukrainian revolution and Russian intervention, how might it help to know something about the east European past?  Or, in a more general way, how might it help to have a historical sensibility, a sense that the events of the present are […]

Categorical violence and categorical responsibility

Aug. 24, 2014  Oleksiy Panych, professor of Philosophy, Kyiv I am reading “Bloodlands” by Timothy Snyder. In his description, the events of 1930s-1940s in Central and Eastern Europe look like unprecedented orgy of what Charles Taylor calls “categorical violence” – when people are oppressed just because they belong to a certain category (Poles, Jews, “kulaks”, […]

Timothy D. Snyder

Timothy D. Snyder (born August 18, 1969) is an American historian. He is a Professor of History at Yale University, specializing in the history of Central and Eastern Europe, and the Holocaust. For the academic year 2013–2014, he has been the holder of the Philippe Roman Chair of International History at the London School of […]


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