On Russia, Today’s Liberal Luminaries Take Their Cues From Fascists

Popaganda

Viktor G. Tsyplakov, “Facing a Firing Squad,” 1945

It’s unlikely that most American news consumers have ever heard of Ukrainian nationalist groups like the OUN-B, but these days, ideas espoused by these groups will have a familiar ring to New York Times readers.

As far as progenitors of anti-communism, Ukrainian nationalists (a designation which includes fascists, Nazis old and neo-, and other reactionary elements) have always punched above their weight class, with their stories providing a lot of right-wing grist for Washington’s propaganda mills. This has happened when US interests drive a surge of aggression against Moscow, specifically during three distinct periods. The first two were during the Cold War—first in the 1950s, then during the 1980s.

The third major period is happening right now. As the US establishment’s dreams of full-spectrum dominance over a unipolar world grind and howl against the Russian border, ideas popularized by Ukrainian fascists and…

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2 Responses to On Russia, Today’s Liberal Luminaries Take Their Cues From Fascists

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  2. beetleypete says:

    It is always worth remembering that many Ukrainians, Latvians, Lithuanians, Estonians, and Don Cossacks, all happily fought alongside the Germans in WW2. Many served in SS combat units, and others worked in the death camps. it is a matter of record, and easily researched.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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