The American Press is Wrong about the Ukraine with Stephen Cohen

Program: 
Fight the Empire
Air date: 
Thu, 12/19/2013 - 9:30am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
Connecting history with the latest world events

Host Per Fagereng speaks with Stephen Cohen, professor emeritus at New York University and Princeton University. His books include "Soviet Fates and Lost Alternatives: From Stalinism to the New Cold War."
Cohen recently wrote a letter to the New York Times which the paper did not run, but was posted at TheNation.com: "According to a New York Times editorial, "The Cold War should be over,' but 'not, it appears, for Mr. Putin,' who is trying to keep former Soviet republics, particularly Ukraine, from signing binding economic agreements with the European Union. This is the one-eyed axiom of the U.S. political-media establishment, passing for analysis, when it comes to Putin and to U.S.-Russian relations: Washington and its European allies ended the Cold War nearly 22 years ago, but Putin continues to wage it.

 

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