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The New York Review of Books - U.S. | 27/05/2014

Global perspectives: Weakening Brussels means strengthening Moscow

The Eurosceptical parties that gained much ground in the EU elections are demanding that the nation states be bolstered at the expense of EU institutions. If Europe gives in, Russia will be the one to benefit, historian Timothy Snyder writes in his blog for the semi-monthly magazine New York Review of Books: "The nation-state is a utopia. There is no way back to it. Europeans who believe that disintegration is a good idea should consult the history of the 1920s and 1930s. Or ask Ukrainians confronting a Russian annexation of Crimea and Russian-backed aggression in their southeastern provinces. The leaders of the European far right, helped by the recent woolly-headedness of much of the European left, are moving their peoples not back toward the nation-state (which is impossible) but toward Russian domination of Europe."

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung - Germany | 13/04/2014

Timothy Snyder accuses Germany of colonial thinking

In view of the crisis in Ukraine Germany in particular is ignoring a large part of the country's history and falling back into a colonial mentality, historian Timothy Snyder writes in the conservative daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung: "No other European country was subjected to such intensive colonisation [by Stalin and Hitler] as Ukraine, and no European country suffered as much. Between 1933 and 1945, Ukraine was the deadliest place on earth. In today's Germany, no one is talking about the aspect of colonisation. The Germans are thinking of the crimes against the Jews and against the Soviet Union (which is wrongly equated with Russia). But almost no one in Germany recognises that the main object of colonial thinking and action was precisely Ukraine. ... The Russian invasion and occupation of the Ukrainian province of Crimea was a direct attack on European security, and on the Ukrainian state. It has tempted the Germans and others to fall back into the traditional world of colonial thinking, to ignore decades of law and to consider the Ukrainians as unworthy of having their own state."

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