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”, […]

Fascism, Russia, and Ukraine

20/03/2014 Timothy Snyder The students were the first to protest against the regime of President Viktor Yanukovych on the Maidan, the central square in Kiev, last November. These were the Ukrainians with the most to lose, the young people who unreflectively thought of themselves as Europeans and who wished for themselves a life, and a […]


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