Monthly Archives: May 2022

Herbert Hoover saved millions of Russian lives through famine relief.  A century later Russia risks creating malnutrition and perhaps famine for millions

In 1921-22 Herbert Hoover, through his famine relief work saved millions of Russians from starving to death.  A century later, malnutrition if not famine will result from Russia’s blockading of Ukraine’s grain exports.  History remembers Herbert Hoover as a failed … Continue reading

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Where are the Nazis in the Russia-Ukraine war?

Russia argues its Ukraine invasion aims to “de-nazify” a country run by “drug-addled Nazis”.  What does “Nazi” mean today, and who are “Nazis” in the Russia-Ukraine war context? In 1941 Dorothy Thompson asked who goes Nazi? and identified some pointers … Continue reading

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