Historian Matthew Ghobrial On Russia Vs Ukraine (3-29-22)

00:00 PhD student Matthew Ghobrial, https://twitter.com/GhobrialMatthew
01:00 Matt’s Youtube channel, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9z6CwgycPjUbOLElkLuHjQ
02:00 What are Russia’s legitimate interests in Ukraine?
04:00 Why did Putin invade Ukraine?
06:00 What would a peace agreement look like?
08:00 Hyperbolic rhetoric about Putin
09:00 When Russia was pro-Western (1990s)
11:20 Why is Biden uninterested in peace in Ukraine?
12:00 The case against sanctions against Russia
13:30 Stephen Colbert’s anti-Russian attitude
15:00 Turkey, Russia, Ukraine
18:00 Will Turkey join the EU?
19:40 The death of Madeline Albright and Bill Clinton’s foreign policy
26:30 Why are chemical weapons worse than regular weapons?
28:00 Per capita (nominal) GDP, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_GDP_(nominal)_per_capita
36:00 Why does the Alt Right like Putin?
42:00 Surprises from the war
48:30 Charles Bausman – U.S. White Nationalist Group Linked to Pro-Kremlin Propagandist, https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2020/10/06/us-white-nationalist-group-linked-pro-kremlin-propagandist
45:00 Russia Today
1:02:00 History was political history until the 1920s, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leopold_von_Ranke
1:04:30 When did history cease to be a tool to promote ethno-nationalism?
1:06:10 Epistemology and history
1:07:30 In Defense of History by Richard Evans, https://lukeford.net/blog/?p=143040
1:13:00 Does history have general laws?
1:15:30 Historians rarely make predictions
1:19:00 Paul Kennedy’s 1987 best seller, The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers: Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000, https://www.amazon.com/Rise-Fall-Great-Powers/dp/0679720197
1:28:00 The Hitler Diaries, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hitler_Diaries
1:35:00 Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Critique_of_Pure_Reason

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