“Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Is a Colonial War” – Timothy SNYDER

We speak to Yale University historian Timothy Snyder about his latest article for The New Yorker, "The War in Ukraine Is a Colonial War." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7d21K_csDds Snyder writes about the colonial history that laid the foundations for the Russian war in Ukraine, such as Russia's imperial vision and how leaders including Hitler and Stalin have aimed… Continue lendo “Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Is a Colonial War” – Timothy SNYDER

“We have our special Russian truth” – Alexandr DUGIN | BBC Newsnight

The devil pales beside the man who owns a truth, his truth. We are unfair to a Nero, a Tiberius: it was not they who invented the concept heretic: they were only degenerate dreamers who happened to be entertained by massacres. The real criminals are men who establish an orthodoxy on the religious or political… Continue lendo “We have our special Russian truth” – Alexandr DUGIN | BBC Newsnight

“Between Evola and Dugin: Traditionalism in a Romanian Iron Guard Manifesto” – Jason ROBERTS

Nae Ionescu (1890-1940), a Philosophy professor at the University of Bucharest in the inter-war period, and the mastermind of the Iron Guard who co-opted Cioran's young generation of intellectuals (tânăra generaţie of 1927) into the Legionary movement (Ionescu only adhered to the Iron Guard due to a grudge with the king); Julius Evola (1898-1974), an… Continue lendo “Between Evola and Dugin: Traditionalism in a Romanian Iron Guard Manifesto” – Jason ROBERTS

“Ivan Ilyin: the fascist philosopher behind Vladimir Putin’s information warfare” – Timothy SNYDER | Big Think

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s31VFwO-6u0 Some ideas lie dormant for decades, and such is the case with Russian philosopher Ivan Ilyin, whose anti-communist stance got him—along with about 160 other intellectuals—expelled from Soviet Russia in 1922 aboard the 'philosopher's ship'. So who was Ilyin, and why has Russia's President Vladimir Putin breathed new life into his writings more than… Continue lendo “Ivan Ilyin: the fascist philosopher behind Vladimir Putin’s information warfare” – Timothy SNYDER | Big Think

Bernard-Henri Lévy vs. Aleksandr Dugin | Nexus Symposium (2019)

On 21 September 2019, the Nexus Institute — one of the most prestigious intellectual organizations keeping the spirit of European humanism alive — celebrated its 25th anniversary with a public symposium entitled ‘The Magic Mountain Revisited: Cultivating the Human Spirit in Dispirited Times’, after the founding novel of the Nexus Institute, Thomas Mann’s The Magic… Continue lendo Bernard-Henri Lévy vs. Aleksandr Dugin | Nexus Symposium (2019)

Putin’s Road to War | Frontline PBS

The story of what led to Vladimir Putin’s war on Ukraine. Watch the documentary for an urgent examination of what led to this historic moment and how it could still unfold. Through in-depth conversations with multiple heads of U.S. intelligence agencies, diplomats, Russian politicians, historians and journalists, this special report chronicles events that shaped the… Continue lendo Putin’s Road to War | Frontline PBS

Why Russia gets more nationalistic under Putin | VPRO Documentary

Why does Russia get more nationalistic under Putin? Why is nationalism in Russia a big topic? And what is modern Russia under Putin pursuing for a strategy? Dutch journalist and Russia expert Jelle Brandt Corstius tries to find out who is pushing the forces behind Putin's desire for expansion and why people in Russia are… Continue lendo Why Russia gets more nationalistic under Putin | VPRO Documentary

“The War in Ukraine Could Change Everything” – Yuval Noah HARARI | TED Talks

Concerned about the war in Ukraine? You're not alone. Historian Yuval Noah Harari provides important context on the Russian invasion, including Ukraine's long history of resistance, the specter of nuclear war and his view of why, even if Putin wins all the military battles, he's already lost the war. (This talk and conversation, hosted by… Continue lendo “The War in Ukraine Could Change Everything” – Yuval Noah HARARI | TED Talks