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U.S. needs Ukraine crisis to harm European economy, and legitimize its military presence

U.S. needs Ukraine crisis to harm European economy, and legitimize its military presence

Originally published: Global Times by Yang Sheng and Xu Keyue (February 13, 2022 A Ukrainian serviceman patrols along a position at the front line with the eastern rebels not far from Avdiivka, Donetsk region, Ukraine. Fears have mounted of an escalation of the conflict in eastern Ukraine, where government forces have battled the rebels since 2014. Photo: AFP As the Ukraine crisis becomes ever more complex, with the U.S. claiming that Russia is planning for an imminent invasion while Moscow continuing to deny it and accusing Washington of spreading fear via disinformation, Chinese analysts said Washington needs the crisis to remain heightened even…
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Red to Black

Red to Black

JOHN-BAPTISTE ODUOR 27 OCTOBER 2021 IDEAS Until his death in September, Charles Mills was the most persistent defender of the irreducibility of race in the American academy. Across a nearly thirty-five-year career, he opposed both its reduction to an epiphenomenon of economic exploitation and to a category subsumable under supposedly universal conceptions of the rational human being. By his account both Marxism and liberalism had failed to get race adequately into view; the two chapters of his intellectual life took the form of a critical dialogue with each in turn. It was the immanent critique of the latter, set in…
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