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The War in Ukraine:
Propaganda and Reality

Timothy D. Snyder, Masha Gessen
In conversation with Justinian Jampol
March 10, 2015

In March of 2014, Russia invaded Ukraine, destroying a peaceful order in Europe and placing its own regime at risk.  We in the West experienced this historical turning point through a haze of propaganda.  According to Snyder, the Kremlin was perhaps wrong about the political weakness of Ukraine, but likely right about some intellectual weaknesses of Americans and Europeans.  When will the war end? This rare pairing of two essential thinkers on Eastern European politics offers a revelatory look at why what happens in Ukraine is of significant international importance.

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