The Top History Videos That Will Give You Context on Ukraine
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Listener Ana and I have been talking a lot about the Eastern European view of the current Russo-Ukrainian War. She’s from North Macedonia, which is north of Greece, south of Kosovo, and next to Albania. Her country was founded in 1991 after the dissolution of Yugoslavia, and has been in the constant push and pull of the West and Russia’s sphere of influence. She gives us some perspective on life in this position as well as the growing concern in her nation about Putin’s militarism.
Current Book I’m Reading: This Is Not Propaganda: Adventures in the War Against Reality by Peter Pomerantsev
This is a fascinating look into the work of online propagandists, Russian troll farms, and Twitter activists. It's a good read for anyone wanting to know how online opinion is now shaped by state actors.
Skip to minute 1:44 to hear the most pregnant of all pauses in Senate testimonies... You could almost hear her say, "You dumb mf."
A little libertarian history: When Classical Liberals Went to the Mountaintop
Related: What is Neo-liberalism?
Ukrainians Are Getting Into the US. Russians Fleeing Putin Are Not.
Ukrainian and Russian refugees are stuck at the border because Joe Biden has left in place all of Trump's immigration policies. We can send bombs, but not let in their people?
Matt Taibbi: Orwell's 1984 Comes True In US Propaganda
This video has been ringing in my ears for a few days.
We Should Believe Them
Matthew Continetti’s article, Believe Them
Paul Gottlieb is The Godfather of Paleoconservatism, so it is notable when her writes the following article to his fellow travelers:
Paleos and Putin - Vladimir Putin has behaved outrageously no matter how defective American foreign policy has been and no matter how repugnant neoconservative rhetoric may sound.
(Paleoconservatism is a political philosophy and variety of conservatism in the United States stressing American nationalism, Christian ethics, regionalism, and traditionalist conservatism. Wikipedia) See also: Paleolibertarianism
Check out this documentary on Tubi. It gives you some insight into Ukraine’s future if Putin wins, and why they’re fighting so hard.
Some Interesting History Videos
These are some of the interesting videos that shade the history of the current conflict.
John J. Mearsheimer, “The False Promise of Liberal Hegemony”
"Age of Delirium" Film by David Satter
Putin's Road to War (A good summation of Putin’s History)
Why Belarus is Constantly Attacking Europe
The Putin Files: Vladimir Kara-Murza
When Putin Commissioned "Power," a Film About Himself
Jewish History in Ukrainian Maps
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