A diary from the front, a Syrian scenario for Putin, and opportunities to help: here’s a review of what editors and authors of the Eurozine network have to say about Ukraine.
This article is being updated as new articles come in.
From our partners
‘Should we go on fighting for a different identity for Russia, and how? Can we devise a language for public discourse on crimes committed by the state?’ Russian theoretical giant New Literary Observercalls for unity and solidarity, making the case to continue the quest for a comprehensive understanding of the post-Soviet space.
‘We would prefer to talk about art and literature, but right now we are asking for solidarity. Overcome fear, close the skies above Ukraine, save those who may tomorrow join the ranks of the killed and wounded.’ The appeal of the editors of the Ukrainian partner journal Prostory.
For a free Ukraine! A statement from the editorial committee of the French journal Esprit.
Claire Potter, editor of Public Seminar and historian at the New School for Social Research, is publishing regularly on Ukraine in her Substack ‘Political Junkie’. This article refers to the fruitless debate about the sanity of Donald Trump to argue that speculating on Putin’s mental health misses the point about the political system he presides over. Well worth a read!
From our collaborators
Timothy Snyder points out the difference between atrocity and autocratic propaganda on the IWM’s Ukraine blog.
Philipp Ther says Austria has to abandon its neutral status in an interview with Kleine Zeitung.
The special Ukraine edition of the European Culture of Solidarity Fund is now open for considering cultural emergency requests and joint European actions to stand with Ukraine. This edition of the Fund will specifically, support European cultural initiatives. Find the call and the statement here
Via European Theatre Convention: International Cultural Collaboration with UKRAINE Must Be Supported By World Leaders. SIGN THE OPEN LETTER: European artists and cultural organisations are urging world leaders to support civil society so that we can continue active collaboration with Ukraine
This article is being updated as new content comes in.
Published 2 March 2022
Original in English
First published by Eurozine
Ever been had? Led to believe a lie, an untruth? Realized the con too late? It can happen to anyone. Deception is rife. But so too is delusion. ‘Tangents’, a new Eurozine editorial feature, takes a critical look at the duplicitous pair.
Just landed in Moscow after recovering from the Novichok poisoning of last August, Putin’s major political opponent Aleksej Navalny was immediately arrested. This selection of Eurozine reads helps understand why the Kremlin fears him and is cracking down on niches of free expression and rising civic activism.