January 30, 2014

Are These the Last Days of the Yanukovych Regime?

George Weigel, National Review

The Associated Press

It is a remarkable thing to watch a civil society being born, and under the most difficult circumstances. In the long march to democratic normality that is the inevitable lot of the Maidan movement, the moral commitments to decency, honesty, and legality that have sustained the revolution thus far are going to be sorely tested. Their defense is as essential as the defense of elementary civil liberties. For those moral commitments are the only sure foundation of civil liberties and authentic democracy.

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TAGGED: Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, Kiev


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