Making of Modern Ukraine, 21
makes so much sense. I wish more folks would read this or listen to your YouTube discussions of this book!
According to a 1926 census, Ukrainians were the second-largest ethnic group in Russia. Back then, it was 7.8 million people. By the next census, the number more than halved – in 1939, there were just 3.3 million Ukrainians in Soviet Russia. Over the past century, Ukrainians in Russia remained at a quarter of the previous number. Given the circumstances, it would be fair to call it “cultural genocide.”
I took your course when it was first airing on YouTube and learned so much. Right now I’m reading your extended essay “Our Malady” and couldn’t agree more that the failings of our profit centered health care system is a huge source of discontent for many, many Americans. The way you have linked the insecurity that most all of feel to the overall feeling of “un-freedom”
Anyone like HBO's Game of Thrones?
The real history blows it away.
Because no speech in Ukraine is complete without a reference to the great Ukrainian writer Taras Shevchenko, I concluded with perhaps his most famous line: “Boritesya - poborete.” “Fight on and you will prevail.” 🌻
- Marie Yovanovitch 📖 Lessons From The Edge. A memoir.
I assume you're talking about "The Global Cold War" (CUP, 2007)? I have that one but haven't gotten to it yet. But I did read his "The Cold War: A World History" (Basic Books, 2019) at the tip end of last year, and thoroughly enjoyed it.