Timothy Snyder


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”, […]

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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