North Atlantic supremacism and the war in Ukraine

Logo of the NATO-Ukraine Rapid Trident military exercises, 2018. (Ministry of Defense, Ukraine, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons)

Ukraine’s neo-Nazi problem is real, and it’s part of a larger problem in European and American political culture.

This problem can be called North Atlantic supremacism, by analogy with white supremacism. It’s a culture that assumes nations of the global northwest can and should exercise leadership over the rest of the world.

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