Category Archives: Discursive Detours

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Death, Orders, and a War Crimes Trial in Ukraine

(From BBC News, used w/o permission.) I hadn’t planned on doing another “Ukraine” post for quite a while. But this news item caught my attention: “Russian soldier pleads guilty in first war crimes trial of Ukraine conflict” Sarah Rainsford, BBC … Continue reading

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Ukraine’s Bohorodchany Iconostasis: At Risk Again

(From Birczanin, via Wikimedia Commons, used w/o permission.) If no news is good news, then there’s good news from Manyava, Ukraine. Or maybe it’s Maniava. I’ve seen both transliterations of Манява. In Polish, I gather that it’s Maniawa. I haven’t … Continue reading

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Learning From History: It’s an Option

(From Wikipedia, used w/o permission.) From 1803 to 1806, Napoleon Bonaparte was defending France from the United Kingdom, the Holy Roman Empire, the Russian Empire, Naples, Sicily and Sweden. Or being thwarted in his dreams of conquest. At any rate, … Continue reading

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Ukraine, Russia, Annexation; and Learning from History

(From Ukraine’s Ministry of Internal Affairs, via Wikimedia Commons, used w/o permission.) (Looking for bodies in Chernihiv’s secondary school number 18. (March 6, 2022)) I hadn’t planned on writing about the mess in Ukraine this soon. But stuff happened. So … Continue reading

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