Frontline: Historian Serhiy Plokhy on Putin’s World View. – Politics

It all started with “organized divorce proceedings”: the term, coined in Kyiv in the 1990s, demonstrated Ukraine’s efforts to completely evade Russian rule. Abandoning its nuclear weapons, leasing the naval base in Sevastopol to the Russian fleet – every concession offered by the second largest state in the former Soviet Union provided guarantees of the … Read more

The Rule of Bureaucrats – A Study of the Reich Treasury. – Politics

Carl Schmidt’s quote from Political Theology from 1922, which states that “he who governs a political emergency is the sovereign” is now cited, whenever he wills. Thus, the term “state of emergency” has been decontextualized and stripped of history, referring to everything and nothing from the political world of seventeenth-century Spain to conditions in concentration … Read more