Colin Robinson

One very important point you haven't mentioned... There are people in the Donbass region who are fighting alongside the Russian army, against the Ukrainian government forces.

From their point of view, the war did not start in February 2022. Their region has been under attack (and partially occupied) for the…

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I strongly agree that the world today faces problems that require global solidarity and cooperation.

Your quote from Alphonse de Lamartine reminded me of the final words of a hymn from India, the Annapūrṇā Stotra attributed to the sage Śaṅkara: "My homeland is the threefold world."

The nationalist right is…

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You characterise the current world situation as a systemic conflict between “fragile western democracies” and “totalitarian” Russian and China. That’s exactly what we were told during the Cold War, from the late 1940s to the early 1970s. (It became more compllicated after Nixon's trip to Beijing.) And I’m wondering whether…

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Colin Robinson

Colin Robinson

Someone who likes sharing factual information and fragments of the big picture