Ukraine’s independence day is upon us.
It was fun while it lasted.
They say that history doesn’t repeat, but it rhymes. Whatever the truth of this axiom, Vladimir Putin is proving that in his own backyard, he understands history better than anyone in Brussels or Washington. While this isn’t exactly the greatest accomplishment in the annals of human history, it is enough; and today, the Ukraine that existed from 1991 through early 2014 is an historic memory as two rump states engage in a fight the end of which everyone already knows.
In the West, which we might — as Putin has suggested …read more