February 20, 2014

Is Ukraine the Cold War's Final Episode?

George Will, Washington Post

The Associated Press

Europe, which for many centuries was a cockpit for many fighting faiths, is now politically vanilla. And as a military or diplomatic power, “Europe” remains more a geographical than a political term. Still, the pull of European political culture has not lost its power. And if Europe’s historical amnesia is not complete, it should hear echoes of 1848 and 1989 in the voices of Ukrainians today.

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TAGGED: Cold War, United States, Russia, Ukraine

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