Theoretical Views on Ukrainian Nationalism, Socialism and Capitalism since the Dissolution of the USSR

248227777_679812a8ac_m  By: Dr. Matthew Raphael Johnson

Theoretical Views on Ukrainian Nationalism, Socialism and Capitalism since the Dissolution of the USSR

 

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Ukraine protest

old-english-calligraphy-alphabet-the disturbing events in the first two months of 2014 show the severity of the Ukrainian issue and its significance for the west. To argue that the violent and unopposed protests were arranged and protected by US intelligence is to argue the obvious: no one risks their life for abstract issues such as EU membership. Continue reading

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Russian Nationalism and Eurasianism: The Ideology of Russian Regional Power and the Rejection of Western Values

248227777_679812a8ac_m   By: Dr. Matthew Raphael Johnson

Russian Nationalism and Eurasianism:

The Ideology of Russian Regional Power

and the Rejection of Western Values

 

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Dugin

old-english-calligraphy-alphabet-the recent flurry of writing on Russian politics, nationalism and Alexander Dugin shows the contemptible inability of western savants to apprehend any idea beyond the cliche’s of stagnant neo-liberalism.  Worse, “Russia specialists” in academia are now tripping over themselves trying to “analyze” Dugin and the Eurasianist idea.  Bereft of the vocabulary to understand the concept, they merely apply fashionable labels from western political thought onto Russia in a pathetic and pretentious attempt to show how “dangerous” such ideas are to “European values.”   Continue reading