About

This blog was started by Adrian Ivakhiv┬áin the midst of Ukraine’s Maidan protest movement. Its intent was to share statements by Ukrainian and international public intellectuals about the crisis in Ukraine.

On February 23, 2014, when it became clear that the Yanukovych regime had collapsed and that the Maidan had succeeded in its main goal, the blog changed its mandate (and its subtitle) to reflect a new objective: to provide a space for collecting materials relevant to understanding the Maidan and its aftermath. See the statement about this here.

At this point, what emerges from the post-Maidan reality of Ukraine is unknown. It may slide back into authoritarianism, or into a new political configuration that is only superficially different from the last. There may be a new Maidan, a “Maidan 3.0.” Or the new reality may birth something entirely different. It’s too early to say what that “entirely different” option might be, let alone to evaluate its politics (say, according to the traditional left-right axis) or its costs or benefits to Ukrainians of divergent classes and backgrounds.

Materials collected here will sometimes be posted as blog posts, sometimes simply be added to the list of links in the right-hand sidebar.

I invite you to write me with any suggestions.

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