The New Ukrainian Exceptionalism

It’s true. There is a little bit of this.

Ukraine struggles to survive as an independent nation against external and internal forces – Russia, the powerful neighbor next door, and Russian sympathizers throughout eastern Ukraine. “Russian-backed aggression, relentless propaganda and meddling in Ukraine’s domestic politics have pushed many Ukrainians to adopt a deeply polarized worldview, in which constructive criticism, dissenting views, and even observable facts are rejected out of hand if they are seen as harmful to Ukraine,” argue Matthew Rojansky, director of the Kennan Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center, and Mykhailo Minakov, associate professor/docent in philosophy and religious studies at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. The writers identify this as a new form of exceptionalism.

http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/new-ukrainian-exceptionalism

2 Comments

  1. PUTIN

    As a Dutch citizen [Putin is my alias] I am proud to inform all of your readers that
    we in Holland have succeeded in obtaining enough votes in an online petition to force
    the Dutch government [traitors would be a more appropiate name] to hold a REFERENDUM
    on the association agreement between the EU and The Ukraine.
    We will dig up all the dirt about Petro Poroshenko and his cabal and his fascist friends.

    GEENPEIL. WEG MET MARK RUTTE! WEG MET DE VVD. WEG MET DE PVDA
    FUCK THE EU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. walt

      As a Dutch citizen, have any of your friends or relatives been murdered by Putin on the Malaysian airlines?

      A large portion of the small Dutch population do have a diffeferent opinion of Putin then you do.

      Reply

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