The question needs to become, which truth are they telling, and for whom?
The following symposium does not pretend to be definitive about a difficult and in many ways tragic situation. But it does hope to shed light on some aspects of post-Maidan Ukraine that are less often discussed in the West. Anastasiya Osipova reflects on the emotional pressure of life in Kyiv; Tony Wood asks where neoliberal reforms are going to take Ukraine; Sophie Pinkham describes the logic of decommunization; Keith Gessen looks at Western media depictions of the Russia-Ukraine conflict over the past two years; and Nina Potarskaya recalls the trials and tribulations of the Ukrainian left since the protests began on Maidan in November 2013.
November 20, 2015
The only relevant value here is that you should not kill people.
October 8, 2015
He and I went to the Zone. It’s a well-known statistic that there are 800 waste burial sites around Chernobyl.
May 12, 2015
Introducing City by City: Dispatches from the American Metropolis
Two years into the project, the cities themselves erupted. The various city-centric iterations of Occupy—Occupy Boston, Occupy Philadelphia, Occupy Oakland—seemed to both validate our idea and move beyond it. When Occupy was done, we felt that the project, and our curiosity about the cities of our country, could expand.
May 5, 2015
It seemed to me that “Je suis Charlie” was a way for people to re-pledge their commitment to the War on Terror.
Was the magazine exploiting everyone? It sure felt like it.
Because in the end the way you make a ton of money is calling paradigm shifts, and people who are real finance types, maybe they can work really well within the paradigm of a particular market or a particular set of rules—and you can make money doing that—but the people who make huge money, the George Soroses and Julian Robertsons, they’re the people who can step back and see when the paradigm is going to shift, and I think that comes from having a broader experience, a little bit of a different approach to how you think about things.
February 7, 2014
Compared to the old resort towns in the Crimea, where the tsars made their summer homes, Sochi was cheesy.
This August I went to Moscow for the first time in over a year. I was there to help my grandmother move, a move necessitated in part by the fact that my sister, Masha, is leaving the country after twenty years. Masha is leaving the country because she is gay, and the Russian parliament, with the full support of the Kremlin, has decided that gay people are what’s wrong with Russia. A recent law even suggested that gay couples who had adopted could be stripped of parental rights; Masha adopted her son Vova twelve years ago. It was time to go.
October 25, 2013
To play within the system is to play by its rules; you could choose, also, to walk away, and that’s what Medvedev did.
July 26, 2013
Navalny’s views on ethnic politics are no secret to anyone. A lot of people are willing to overlook them.